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Fingerprint authentication Touch ID will not be revived on next year’s iPhone 15, a prominent reporter predicts | Forbes JAPAN (Forbes Japan)

by archyde


An interesting rumor about the iPhone 15, which will be released in 2023, has surfaced. Bloomberg’s Marc Garman discussed the possible return of fingerprint authentication Touch ID in a recent newsletter. Apple has been switching to Face ID for face authentication from iPhone X in 2017, and Touch ID, which was mainstream until then, is only used in some models such as iPhone SE.

Garman says Apple is considering bringing back Touch ID and has tested placing the fingerprint sensor under the display. Apple is also considering adding Touch ID to the power button, similar to the sensors in the iPad Air and iPad mini.

If future iPhones have both Face ID and Touch ID, it will be a very useful device. With Touch ID, you can secretly unlock your phone under your desk without anyone noticing, or activate Apple Pay without looking at your device. Another advantage of Touch ID is that it can be unlocked without problems even when wearing a mask.

However, Garman said Apple plans to keep Face ID on board for at least the foreseeable future, and that Touch ID won’t return to flagship phones anytime soon. He said the reason for this is “because the use of Face ID is entrenched at this point.”

On the other hand, Garman also pointed out that Touch ID may be installed in the power button part of low-end devices such as iPhone SE. However, he added, “I haven’t heard anything about Touch ID moving from the iPhone supply line to the power button on low-end devices.”

I like unlocking the iPad Air with my finger on the power button, and on the iPhone 14 Pro, I like the ability to animate dynamic islands when Face ID is activated. He thinks having both in one device would be a lot of fun.

That’s unlikely to happen, according to Garman, but the iPhone 15 is still a year away, so hopefully things will change by then.

forbes.com original

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