There have been reports for a long time about adding a fingerprint sensor under the screen to iPhones, and now the Cupertinos are apparently testing the fingerprint sensor under the optical screen for the next generation iPhone.
Many Android phones are equipped with a fingerprint sensor under the screen, and for example, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones use its ultrasonic type. However, Apple is still using Face ID on expensive iPhones or the Touch ID inside the Home button on the new iPhone SE, and has not yet moved the Touch ID under the display, which may change in the future.
According to a recent report Wall street Journal, Apple is working on fingerprint sensor technology under the screen and plans to use Touch ID and Face ID for the next generation iPhone. This is not the first time we have encountered such reports. A few weeks ago, we saw the release of a report on a fingerprint sensor test for the iPhone 13.
Leading Apple product analyst Ming-Chi Koo pointed out in late 2019 that Apple will launch iPhones in 2021 with Touch ID and Face ID technology. Several other reliable sources have mentioned that Touch ID was brought to the iPhone 13 family.
A recent report noted that Apple is working on a fingerprint sensor under the optical rather than ultrasonic display, a technology used in Samsung’s flagships. Optical fingerprint sensor has higher reliability than ultrasonic. However, we can only hope for a Touch ID under the next-generation iPhone display that can meet Apple’s standards.
The Cupertinos may decide to add the scanner to the next-generation iPhone frame, instead of placing a fingerprint sensor under the display, like the iPad Air 4. It doesn’t matter if the sensor is under the screen or on the frame, Apple has no plans to remove Face ID from its phones and is expected to update it to improve performance.