Now according to a report from Express.co.uk, they interview Apple executive Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing, who hinted that Touch ID will not be going anywhere soon. He was quoted as saying, “Touch ID was the first mainstream biometric security system and customers loved it.”
He also added, “It changed the way that people secured their device, because at that time, even though it’s hard to imagine, many didn’t even have a passcode. It’s a solution that remains and we still use it on our iPads, iPod Touch and even the Macs – it’s a great system.” This seems to hint that Apple will be keeping the tech around for a while, although whether or not it’ll find its way into future iPhones again remains to be seen.
We have heard rumors that Apple could actually introduce an in-display Touch ID in 2020’s iPhones. Some are predicting 2021, but either way, if you don’t mind holding off on 2019’s iPhones, then next year could see the return of Touch ID.