(Pocket-lint) – It’s long been rumored that Apple could start offering both Touch ID and Face ID biometric security in a future iPhone model, with Touch ID below the display, although the latest report suggests that won’t be the case after all.
Almost since Apple moved away from the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on its flagship phones to offer Face ID as a biometric unlocking technology, there has been talk of moving back under the display.
Although most Android devices now come standard with under-display fingerprint sensors, Apple hasn’t gone that route yet. Even when Touch ID is present on devices without a home button, like the iPad Air (2022) and iPad mini 6, it’s in the power button rather than below the screen.
Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted that Apple would eventually offer both under-display Touch ID and Face ID, and while he didn’t think it would happen until 2023, he said. tweeted saying he doesn’t think it will. happen at all now.
Instead, Kuo believe now that the ability to use Face ID with a mask – a feature launched with iOS 15.4 – is “already a great biometric solution” and so Kuo seems to believe that under-display Touch ID is no longer necessary.
Of course, these are just predictions, so it’s certainly not to be taken as gospel, but there may be reasons for what Kuo is saying, even if Face ID still has its troubles sometimes. You can read all the rumors surrounding the iPhone 14 and what else should come with the devices in our separate feature.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.