While Apple’s Face ID works like a charm, there are certain shortcomings to the tech that make many iPhone users miss Touch ID. For example, Face ID doesn’t work if you are wearing a mask, which sometimes cannot be helped, like when you’re wearing a headscarf of a ski mask. This is versus Touch ID which is admittedly more flexible.
However, there is some good news for those who miss Touch ID. A report from Bloomberg has suggested that come 2020, the iPhones could come with an in-display Touch ID sensor in addition to Face ID. However, Bloomberg also notes that there is a chance that the feature could slip to 2021, depending on whether or not it can be produced on a mass scale in time.
If you recall, this is not the first time that we have heard that an in-display Touch ID could be in the works. We had heard in May that the 2020 iPhones could be getting Touch ID. However, later analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the tech could be released in 2021 instead. This report seems to be in between both, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, many other companies that make Android handsets have released smartphones that feature in-display Touch IDs, so Apple will definitely not be the first to the market.