Touch ID

Display-Embedded Touch ID Not Coming to iPhones Next Year Says Kuo

In the past, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that Apple will incorporate under-display Touch ID in its iPhone lineup for the first time in 2022. However, he now expects the technology to debut in the second half of 2023 instead (via MacRumors). In his latest research note, Kuo has shared his predictions for the 'iPhone...

Apple Testing Foldable iPhone Display; In-Screen Touch ID May Debut in 2021: Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman continues to share details about Apple’s future products, and his latest report focuses on the iPhone. According to unnamed sources, Apple "has developed prototype foldable screens for internal testing, but hasn’t solidified plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone,” says Gurman. So far, just the foldable display with nearly invisible hinges is...

Display-Embedded Touch ID Coming Soon to iPhones Claims Leaker

According to Apple leaker L0vetodream, who has shared a variety of accurate details about Apple’s upcoming hardware and software plans in the past, Apple is working to add Touch ID functionality under the iPhone’s display (via 9to5Mac). Last year, it was reported that at least one 2020 iPhone model will feature under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanning...

Qualcomm Rumoured to Supply 2020 iPhone’s Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

According to a report by the Economic Daily News, at least one 2020 iPhone model will feature under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology supplied by Qualcomm, although the release of such a device could be pushed back to 2021 (via MacRumors). The report notes that an Apple representative is expected to meet with Taiwanese touchscreen manufacturer GIS...

Apple to Bring Back Touch ID for 2021 iPhones: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple will bring back Touch ID for its 2021 iPhones, using an in-display fingerprint sensor, an analyst has predicted. Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities has predicted (via 9to5Mac) that the 2021 iPhone lineup will bring Touch ID back to Apple's flagship device. However, the iPhone's current Face ID biometric authentication system will not be...

US Law Enforcement Using Fingerprints of Dead Suspects to Unlock iPhones

Law enforcement in the United States is reportedly using dead people's fingerprints to unlock their iPhones with Touch ID in order to access information for investigations. According to a new report from Forbes, police and law enforcement officials have started accessing ostensibly locked devices with the fingerprints of dead owners. Citing people close to local and federal...

Apple’s Face ID Faster Than Touch ID in Day-to-Day Usage

According to a report from Tom's Guide, Apple's Face ID on the iPhone X unlocks the device more slowly than Touch ID. Reviewer Mark Spoonauer compared Face ID and Touch ID unlock times with a stopwatch, using an evaluation unit of the iPhone X that he was provided with this week. In a blog post,...