The return of Touch ID? Apple would have thought about it, but don’t get your hopes up too much

Apple would have considered integrating Touch ID into the screen of future iPhones, but this project would ultimately yield nothing. At least not in the next few years.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro // Source: Anthony Wonner for Frandroid

The iPhone X marked ten years of Apple’s adventure in the smartphone market. However, this model also signed the replacement of Touch ID in favor of Face ID. In other words – and with the exception of SE models – iPhones are now unlocked with facial recognition instead of a fingerprint reader. Since then, there have been several rumors of a return to Touch ID over the years, but it never came to fruition.

In the latest issue of with the newsletter Power Onthe journalist of Bloomberg Mark Gurman, specialist in matters concerning Apple, says that Apple would have considered integrating Touch ID with a fingerprint reader in the screen or at the unlock button. Despite this, the project should not materialize on future models.

Over the past few years, there have been discussions within Apple to bring Touch ID back to high-end iPhones. The company tested Touch ID in the screen and even considered integrating it into the ignition button. At this point, I think Face ID is here to stay, and Touch ID won’t be returning to flagship iPhones — at least not in the near future.

Recall that the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, said, for his part, that we should not wait for Touch ID to be integrated into the screen before 2024. Mark Gurman, for his part, is even more pessimistic.

The return of Touch ID would be difficult to justify

If you are particularly attached to Touch ID, then you should not have too many illusions for the next models like the iPhone 15. Some may continue to hope to see Touch ID and Face ID coexist on an iPhone from here to several years. After all, Apple could bet on a very secure device combining the two identification solutions.

On the other hand, the brand would have a hard time justifying the return of a technology that it has tried to make people forget. His speech would be more credible by continuing to improve Face ID again and again rather than reviving Touch ID. Even if the latter could still prove to be more practical in certain situations.

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