There is no doubt that the bitten apple has done very well with its latest devices. The iPhone 12 family has caught the attention of many, both those looking for an ultra-powerful terminal and a more understated one like the mini version. But there’s a detail the company has sacrificed to haunt others, like the new TouchID that would return in the iPhone 13.
TouchID on iPhone 13?
Apple was one of the pioneers in the implementation of a biometric sensor that could unlock the phone. Everyone remembers the TouchID, a function that took the user’s fingerprint to unlock the terminal. However, it was with the arrival of the iPhone X that the company changed its mind and took away the button on the front to get a new design and a new biometric recognition method: FaceID.
The latter system works very well and users have already taken advantage of it. But there are many who miss the terminal using their fingerprint instead of their face, so they will receive good news by following what Macrumors has to say. According to the media, the California company would be behind an optical recognition method under the screen.
This would be very different from what we’ve seen so far at companies like Samsung, who started mounting an ultrasonic sensor under the Galaxy S10’s screen. Apple’s schedule is similar, but because it’s optical it would be much faster and more accurate to use.
Something that was expected for the iPhone 12
The fact that Apple is working on a new TouchID for the iPhone 13 is not news in itself. In other words, we’ve heard on other occasions that the company would restore this feature that users love.
Unfortunately it has only stayed in a project for versions 11 and the current 12, so we’ll have to wait to know the company’s progress in case it opts for an under-screen TouchID on the iPhone 13 or it will follow the current trend of putting it aside as we have seen in the new iPad. Let’s not forget that the latter have a surface that acts as a fingerprint reader on one side, something it shares with many current devices