Earlier this week, display industry consultant Ross Young claimed that iPhone 14 Pro models will have both hollow and pill-shaped cutouts that replace the notch. If this design turns out to be accurate, it will completely rule out Face ID below the screen this year.
In light of this latest rumor, we’ve put together a summary of everything we’ve heard so far about Face ID and Touch ID on future iPhones.
Face ID below the screen
Young argued that the infrared camera built into the iPhone for Face ID will not be moved under the screen until at least 2023 or 2024, suggesting that Face ID fully under the screen will not happen until at least the iPhone 15 Pro next year.
In a research note from April 2021, the often-accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expects Apple to adopt the under-display Face ID for at least one new iPhone model to be launched in 2023, but did not elaborate. point in time.
“We expect Apple to adopt a periscope telephoto lens and Face ID under the display in 2023,” Kuo wrote in a note with TF International Securities.
Tap ID below the screen
Apple tested an on-screen fingerprint scanner for at least some iPhone 13 models, according to Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Stern and Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, but Apple apparently decided not to go ahead with the idea.
In a research note from September 2021, Kuo predicted that Apple will launch at least one new iPhone model with a fingerprint scanner under the screen in the second half of 2023, but he has not shared any further information since then.
“We anticipate that the new 2H23 iPhone will support fingerprints below the screen,” Kuo said.
Press ID in the on / off button
The latest iPad Air and iPad mini models have Touch ID integrated in the on / off button, but no iPhones offer this functionality yet.
In a December 2019 research note, Kuo predicted that Apple would release a larger iPhone SE with a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch screen in the first half of 2021, and he said that this device would have Touch ID integrated into on / off button on the side. Apple has not yet released such a device, but rumors suggest that a larger iPhone SE is still planned for release in 2024, and perhaps it will have a Touch ID power button as claimed.
Recent rumors suggest that at least one iPhone with Face ID under the screen and at least one iPhone with Touch ID under the screen will be released in 2023, but it is unclear if Apple plans to release an iPhone with both biometric authentication options.
An iPhone with a Touch ID power button is more of a wild card, but it could happen with a larger iPhone SE in 2024.