Weeks before the start of Apple’s product showcase events, Mark Gurman posts some of the most interesting information about prototypes and developments. In his newsletter this week, he collects Apple’s supposed tests to integrate Touch ID into the iPhone 13.
The ultimate goal is to integrate Face ID under the screen
In his latest newsletter, the Bloomberg reporter states that Apple will not add Touch ID to the iPhone 13, although it has tested it, since the company’s ultimate goal is to be able to place the Face sensor ID under the screen.
“Although Apple has tested Touch ID onscreen for the next flagship iPhones, it will not be selected this year. I think Apple is determined to use Face ID on its high-end iPhones and their long-term goal. is to implement Face ID. on the screen itself. ”
For Gurman, Apple could go two ways in terms of Face ID and Touch ID and both would have to do with the type of iPhone model we’re talking about. For one thing, Apple could decide that the higher models will use Face ID behind the screen while the rest of the models will use FaceID in the notch. On the other hand, you can choose for the higher models to use Face ID behind the screen while the other models use Touch ID under the screen.
Touch ID can be relegated to the iPhone entry, as is the case with the current iPad.
With this combination of possibilities, it’s clear that Apple is looking to implement Face ID on all iPhones, and possibly even more devices, although there is still a long way to go. Currently we are already seeing how the iPad Pro, for example, uses Face ID while the iPad Air continues with Touch ID. This strategy could be consolidated in future iPad models and also reach the iPhone, at least in the short term.
The “confirmation” that the future iPhone 13 will use Face ID adds to a long list of rumors and information that we already have on these future iPhones. While waiting for the invitations to your presentation event to arrive at any moment, we are counting on these new iPhones which will have 120Hz screens, up to 1TB of storage, A15 processors, significant improvements in cameras and much more.
Since the arrival of Face ID, the possible return of the Touch ID system has caused a lot of ink to flow. A movement that seems very unlikely considering the reliability and speed of the identification system through our face. Even so, Touch ID is still present in many Apple devices and will likely continue for a few years, although as Mark Gurman previously explained: the ultimate goal is to use Face ID on all iPhones.