While Apple’s Face ID works like a charm, there are certain disadvantages to it over Touch ID, such as having to look at your phone to unlock it, which sometimes isn’t as convenient. This is why we’re pretty excited to learn that according to a report from LetsGoDigital, they cite a Credit Suisse presentation which claims that an in-display Touch ID could be coming to 2020’s iPhone.
There was a point in time where Apple would release iOS updates that were riddled with bugs. Apple later clamped down on this by promising that future updates will have better quality checks, and this was true for a while, but it’s starting to feel like things could be slipping once again.
When Apple took Touch ID away from its iPhones in favor of Face ID, it seemed like the company was set to on sticking with it for the foreseeable future. However, in recent times, we’ve started to hear rumblings that Apple could actually be looking to bring back Touch ID to future iPhones.
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.
It was largely assumed that when Apple did away with Touch ID on the iPhone that Face ID was the way of the future. However, in recent times, we have been hearing rumors that Apple has not given up on Touch ID just yet, and now a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might see the return of the tech in 2021.
Back in 2017, Apple introduced the world to Face ID, its facial recognition system that future iPhones would be adopting. However, when they introduced it, they removed Touch ID in the process, meaning that users could only rely on facial recognition completely, at least as far as biometric security was concerned.
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.
When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.
There’s something to be said about using fingerprints as a security measure instead of your face. While we don’t deny that Apple’s Face ID tech works really well and might be more secure than a fingerprint, but the fact that you can’t unlock your phone unless you look directly at it can be annoying at times.
It was all too easy for App Store users to pay for a subscription they didn’t want if they used Touch ID for authentication. Just a simple misplaced finger on the home button could cause them to pay for a subscription they didn’t want. This was problematic because most users would press the Home button to try and leave the app when they saw a subscription popup. Since they had […]
Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced a new feature for iOS users where they will be able to use Face ID to protect the app, meaning that users will need to scan their faces to open the app. This means that users can add an additional layer of security and privacy to the app and prevent others from reading their messages even if their phone is unlocked.
When Apple introduced Touch ID on their MacBook Pro laptops, it seemed like a good idea and a faster way to log into the laptop as well as authorize payments. However apart from that, it didn’t really do anything else. However that could change as Apple seems to be expanding on the feature’s functionality.
Before biometric security features were used for our smartphones, most phones relied on security features like a passcode, or in the case of Android, a pattern unlock feature. It also presented certain legal conundrums as to whether or not suspects could be forced by the police to unlock their devices (no, they can’t).
Apple has been making some interesting decisions in the past couple of years. They ditched the Touch ID sensor on its iPhones, and they also got rid of the Lightning port in 2018’s iPad Pros in favor of USB-C. However it seems that 2019 could potentially be the year that we see at least one of the features make a comeback.