A persistent Apple leaker has claimed that future iPhone models, possibly the iPhone 13, could embed Touch ID under the smartphone’s screen as an alternative to Face ID for fingerprint authentication.
A leak in 2019 originally suggested that it could be the iPhone 12, which for the first time had touch under the display. However, the Apple source admitted that the technology would likely be traced back to the iPhone lineup in 2021. This new leak confirms that prediction.
The Twitter account @ L0vetodream, which, according to 9to5Mac, has previously given precise information about the iPhone 1
“MESA” is Touch ID. “Uts” is “under the screen” October 16, 2020
Prosser also announced today that there would be no new Apple TV until 2021.
Apple filed two patents in July 2020 addressing an “optical fingerprint recognition system” and the difficulty of reading fingerprints using sensors embedded in an OLED screen (via Apple Insider). The evidence strongly suggests that Apple is actively pursuing this. The only question is whether the technology will be ready for next year’s phones.
When the iPhone 12 launches next week, it will continue to rely on facial recognition, which has become less practical in the age of face masks. Offering a biometric fingerprint login as an outdoor alternative while retaining Face ID for faster logins at home would be extremely handy.
In fact, Apple could offer a security option that requires both of them to sign up for extra security. Face ID has some potential security issues, but Apple has patented a solution called “Subepidermal Imaging” which scans the veins in your head to make sure you are really you. Combined with a fingerprint requirement, this would completely protect your iPhone 13.
What we’ve heard about the iPhone 13 so far
Yes, we’re ahead of ourselves considering the iPhone 12 isn’t even coming out yet, but the leaks on the iPhone 2021 that go beyond the fingerprint on the screen were really exciting to consider.
Prosser said in June 2020 that the iPhone 13 (or 14) could be a foldable phone with “two separate bezels on a hinge,” stainless steel edges, and a “tiny forehead” on the outer display for Face ID instead of a notch.
On the other hand, a leak from @UniverseIce suggested that the iPhone 13 would be thinner than the 12 but otherwise maintain the same form factor as previous iPhones and keep the notch for the selfie camera.
In still Another DSCC founder and display analyst Ross Young said the iPhone 13 series will feature touchscreen OLED displays, 120 Hz ProMotion displays, time-of-flight selfie cameras (ToF) for touchless gesture navigation and Rear cams would have been integrated up to 1.9 μm three times.