Apple may bring back TouchID fingerprint scanner in iPhone 13 but with a twist
While a lot has been rumored about the upcoming iPhone, which is the Apple iPhone 13 series, one of the tipsters has now re-confirmed a prediction that was made by analyst Ming Chi-Kuo last year. And it might come as good news to some Apple fans. According to tipster John Prosser, the iPhone 13 series may feature a TouchID tech – the same fingerprint sensor authentication technology that as introduced with iPhone 5 and existed until iPhone X entered the market with FaceID.
But a major twist this time is that the iPhone 13's TouchID sensor won't take a massive bezel at the bottom of the screen like before. It will be placed under the display.
In the video, Prosser even mentions that Apple currently has two prototype iPhones under tests that have TouchID under the display. However, this doesn't mean that the final product will also feature this tech. It is not a new tech as we have already seen this in phones from Samsung, Vivo, Oppo and others.
But, if you remember, the TouchID tech was replaced by FaceID. Meaning ideally shouldn't bring it back. However, it is and there seems to be a perfect reason for it. It is said that Apple will be using COVID-19 and the difficulty in unlocking the iPhone using FaceID when wearing a mask as a reason to bring back Touch ID. But this is just a guess. Now that Apple is bringing back the tech, there has to be a reason.
It might also be possible that Apple could embed TouchID on the power button, a tech that already exists in the new Apple iPad Air.