Apple iPhone 13 to get this flagship feature along with Face ID technology
Apple is expected to introduce the 2021 iPhone 13 with an in-display fingerprint scanner, thus, bringing back Touch ID in a way.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 this year, for which we have already started seeing tons of rumors and leaks. The most recent one suggests that the 2021 iPhone may finally see the re-entry of the Touch ID it dumped four years ago.
However, this will be in the form of an in-display fingerprint scanner, something which is quite popular in the Android ecosystem and has been in existence for a few years.
iPhone 13 to get both Touch ID + Face ID
Two former Apple employees (via the Wall Street Journal) have suggested that the Cupertino tech major is expected to incorporate an in-display fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 13. This addition will be alongside the iPhone’s proprietary Face ID, which makes use of a neural sensor and 3D scanner to map people’s faces.
The iPhone 13 is expected to get an optical in-display fingerprint scanner. For those who don’t know, an optical in-display fingerprint sensor captures the image of the finger and makes use of light to detect the fingerprint when the finger is placed on the sensor. The source of light over here is the screen that lights up when the finger is placed on the scanning area.
However, optical in-display fingerprinting isn’t as reliable as an ultrasonic one as it can be easily befooled and raises security concerns. Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors make use of sound waves to detect a person’s fingerprint and are touted as more secure options.
To sort the security issues and make Apple’s new Touch ID as reliable as the previous one or even on par with Face ID, the ex-Apple employee has suggested that the company could use optical sensors that can be more secure than the ultrasonic one.