Each year, the release of new iPhones proves that certain rumors stick only to the theoretical plane, so that over time they are dismissed by most analysts. This, however, is still the case with the possibility of the iPhone get a Touch ID again not in place of Face ID, but to complement it.
Who revived Touch ID lovers' hopes this time was himself Ming Chi Kuo, well-known analyst at TF International Securities. He said he believed Apple to launch an iPhone with Touch ID under the screen (no button) in 2021! Last month we commented that Apple could launch such a device in China (later this year) to try to recover from weak sales in the country.
Kuo based the latest rumors on Apple's patents related to a built-in digital display reader engine and the expansion of FOD technology into several Android devices, suggesting that Ma should pursue this trend and offer two authentication methods for the first time. time on iPhones.
In terms of technology, we anticipate that four critical FOD technical problems will significantly improve in 12 or 18 months, including module thickness, detection area, energy consumption and production rate of the lamination process. Therefore, we believe Apple has launched a new iPhone equipped with Face ID and FOD to increase security and convenience thanks to multi-biometrics.
The analyst also infers that Apple must use a variant of Qualcomm's biometrics system that expands the biometrics detection area, allowing the user to place their finger anywhere in an even larger area for digital authentication to be performed. (as the Ma patent describes).
Last but not least, Kuo also predicted that the Apple Watch win biometrics feature in the future, and unlike following the Face ID trend, the watch should have a fingerprint sensor under the screen to facilitate user authentication. This rumor, however, goes even further than the return of Touch ID to iPhones, so it's time to reveal more details about it.
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