Since the release of the iPhone X back in 2017, it was the demise of the Apple’s iconic Touch ID until it was resuscitated by the iPhone SE 2020. The company had since stuck with the FaceID technology which is part of the reasons why it continue to adopt the huge notch on its device ever since.
But there have been some rumors that the company might be heading towards bringing back the Touch ID as the need to always get rid of a facemask whenever you want to unlock your device as this is the only option except you need to use password.
Since the adoption of OLED displays in almost all of the recently announced iPhones, this might be the right time to bring back the Touch ID but beneath the displays just as we’ve seen on different Android smartphones that adopts the same display technology such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and so much more.
However, the Face ID might just remain despite the inclusion of the Touch ID which The Wall Street Journal reported that two of Apple’s employees who remained anonymous stated that both the FaceID and the TouchID will be coming to the next-gen iPhone.
While optical fingerprint sensor could be more reliable compared to the existing ultrasonic sensor used by the company, Apple isn’t expected to use the latest optical sensor unless they are as secure as the current version.
The TouchID sensor is not only available on the iPhone SE but also on the Macbook devices and iPad Air 4 whose sensor had been shifted from the screen to the sleep/wake button on the side of the device.