Despite testing and developing the technology, Apple has decided to include a no-touch ID sensor under the display in the upcoming iPhone 13 models. Face ID is the only biometric identification option for users.
Apple is serious about incorporating Touch ID technology under the display interface of their iPhones, which would mean that simply placing your finger on the phone screen would identify/unlock it.
According to reports, the corporation was on schedule at the start of the year, and the 2021 models would already have this much-anticipated technology.
However, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his monthly “Power On” newsletter, Apple’s intentions have changed considerably. The Touch ID sensor behind the display will not be delivered to the iPhone 13. Apple’s ultimate goal, according to Gurman, is to put face ID behind the display.
Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE is now the only handset in the lineup having Touch ID. It reappeared with the iPad Air’s current version, with Apple engineers incorporating Touch ID into the power button. Of course, Apple could opt to make the same technology available on lower-end iPhone models, while Face ID will be reserved for the Pro line.
The reasons behind Apple’s decision to abandon its initial strategy are unknown. However, many others believe that everything is centered on Apple’s drive for perfection in Cupertino. They didn’t think the present technology was ready to be used in their flagship in 2021. Users could also use their Apple Watch to unlock their iPhones after iOS 14.5 was released.
While some may be disappointed by the lack of Touch ID under the display, keep in mind that the iPhone 13 models will include significant enhancements. Apple focuses on upgrading camera capabilities, including the ProRes recording format and how videos are framed in portrait mode.
The new devices will also have a smaller front-facing sensor island and a larger battery, with the new A15 chip allowing for even more power delivery.