If you have been hoping that Apple’s new iPhone 13 might mark the return of in-display touch ID, you might be disappointed this time because a recent report says that it’s pretty unlikely.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg recently wrote in his weekly Power On newsletter that we should now rest the hopes of Apple bringing back its Touch ID feature to the flagship iPhones later this year.
In fact, it is also likely that Apple won’t bring this feature back in its flagships in the future either as Gurman suggests that the smartphone manufacturer would rather equip the display with face ID to get rid of the notch.
“While Apple had tested in-screen Touch ID for the next flagship iPhones, it won’t make the cut this year. I believe Apple is all-in on Face ID for its higher-end iPhones and its long-term goal is to implement Face ID in the display itself.”
Gurman is of the view that Apple will now prefer to keep the Touch ID feature only in its mid-range devices including iPhone SE and the successors. Now, that makes a lot of sense, although many were hoping that Apple’s future flagship iPhones will have Face ID as well as Touch ID. A lot of people were convinced of this move from Apple considering the issues with Face ID as we are living in a world today where everyone is wearing masks most of the time.
Apple will be announcing its new iPhone 13 line somewhere in the next month. However, we don’t yet know exactly when this announcement will come through.