If you thought that Apple was done with Touch ID for good, at least as far as its iPhones are concerned, think again. This is because in a report from MacRumors, they cite a research note by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates in which following a meeting with some suppliers in Apple’s supply chain, they have come up with some predictions for future iPhones.
Specifically, there was mention of the 20202 iPhone in which apparently Apple could be bringing back Touch ID, but not in the way we know it. According to the report, they claim that 2020 iPhones will have full-screen Touch ID, meaning that anywhere you touch on the display will authenticate the user.
This is versus currently iterations of in-display fingerprint sensors where you’d need to touch a specific part of the screen to have your fingerprint registered. What’s interesting is that this is actually not the first time we’ve heard how Apple is still exploring fingerprint tech. There have been several patents discovered in the past, with the most recent one suggesting that Apple could have come up with a way to make the detection work throughout the entire display.
Needless to say that this should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but in case you feel that Face ID is still a bit too troublesome to use compared to Touch ID, then this could be good news.