Financial news agency Bloomberg confirmed that Apple is considering putting an under-screen fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 2020 if tested successfully. However, this technology cannot be excluded until 2021. It is in line with the previous forecast from analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who predicted that the iPhone 2021 will have both Face ID and Touch ID under the screen.
The upcoming fingerprint scanner is embedded in the screen, allowing users to unlock the iPhone by placing their finger anywhere on the screen. This is an addition rather than an existing Face ID face unlock system. It makes it more convenient for users to have up to two biometric security options.
Face ID and Touch ID each have their own drawbacks, such as Face ID does not work well when the iPhone is on a flat surface, or Touch ID can not be used when the finger is wet. Combining both Face ID and Touch ID, users can choose which method is more suitable for the situation.
Several major Android manufacturers have implemented in-screen fingerprint sensors over the past few years, including Samsung.
In addition, according to Bloomberg, Apple is developing the first low-cost iPhone model after the iPhone SE, which can be launched in the first half of 2020. According to Nikkei, the device has the same appearance as iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch screen and home button integrated Touch ID.
The iPhone 8 is retailing from $ 599, while the iPhone SE was originally priced at $ 399 but now only $ 349.