Will Touch ID ever make its way back to the iPhone? Some believe that Apple is working on it, but according to a recent tweet by a user calling themselves Jioriku, we might not want to hold our breaths just yet. This is because the user claims that the first prototype of the iPhone 13 does not feature Touch ID.
Now there are several caveats to this tweet. For starters, it is unclear where Jioriku got their information from and if their tweets hold any credit. Secondly, it is possible that because this is the first prototype, Apple might be more interested in testing out other hardware or design changes before moving onto other features like Touch ID.
This means that despite the tweet, there is still a chance that the final version could come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Jon Prosser, who has been very accurate with his leaks, had corroborated a claim that an in-display Touch ID could be coming to a future iPhone, but it is unclear if this is about the iPhone’s future in general, or specifically the next-generation model that will arrive in 2021.
First prototype of the 13 is basically a 12 with extra steps
I’ll have more for you soon.
Here’s a teaser: No underscreen Touch ID as of now
— Jiorīku 🦃 (@Jioriku) November 1, 2020
The concept of in-display sensors aren’t new and we’ve already seen them used by Android handset makers, so we know that it is possible. However, it is also possible that Apple is more interested in coming up with their own solution rather than rely on existing ones, so take this information with a grain of salt for now.