Apple is said to bring back Touch ID under the screen on iPhones by 2021
While every other smartphone around the world is coming with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Apple is not expected to do the same. However, we also know that Apple has removed the physical fingerprint scanner from their iPhones a few years ago. This means that you only have Face ID technology on the iPhones since iPhone X. Although Face ID is a great technology, there needs to be an alternative other than Face ID as well.
Now, we are getting reports that Apple might bring back the Touch ID on their iPhones once again. This will be an under-the-screen fingerprint scanner which will be Apple’s version of the same. Currently, we know that there are two types of fingerprint scanners under the display. These are the ultrasonic sensor and the optical sensors. Now, Ming Chi-Kuo who is a famous Apple analyst says that Apple will use ultrasonic fingerprint sensors under the display.
However, Ming Chi-Kou also mentions why Apple is not using the under-display fingerprint sensors right now. While he mentions that Apple will use the Touch ID under-display by 2021, he says that the current generation of under-display Touch ID lack some features. These are a smaller sensor size, higher power consumption and more space of sensor. On the other hand, ultrasonic sensors are said to have a larger area to place finger for scanning which is why Apple is expected to use it.
Also, Apple analysts say that trade tariffs which have been imposed by the US government for importing iPhones and other products from China will be absorbed by Apple. This means that there will be no major increase in prices on Apple products which many expected would be the result of tariffs imposed on Apple products. It is also said that Apple is looking to move production of iPhones out of China by next year.