The Bloomberg team has launched another leak with respect to the novelties that we will see in the 2020 iPhone. According to the media, Apple would already be testing a new technology that it would have investigated to place a Touch ID sensor under the iPhone screen.
The source that has revealed this to Bloomberg, who prefers to remain anonymous, says that being optimistic we could see this technology in the iPhone of 2020. However, there may be delays due to any obstacles that may arise that would not lead to seeing this technology until 2021.
A combination of two biometric authentications
Reading the fingerprint by putting your finger on a screen is something that is already available on several competing smartphones, but we already know Apple: they want to use their own technology to obtain better efficiency and quality in the process. The challenge they would have right now in Cupertino is not to find a way to achieve that, but to be able to mass produce it. The sooner they find it, the sooner we will have that Touch ID reader in our hands.
But why do that? Wasn’t Face ID the future of biometric identification at Apple? Maybe Apple is looking to retrieve Touch ID for that cheap 4.7-inch iPhone that has recently appeared in the rumor mill? Well, no, because the same source reveals that this economic model of the iPhone will retain the Home button and therefore continue to retain the finger sensor there.
Apparently the idea is that Touch ID returns to take center stage, with a reason that we do not know at the moment. But at the same time, improved sensors for Face ID would also be released, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the two technologies coexisted. Perhaps what Apple is looking for is a much more secure authentication method, in which we will have to look at the device and place our finger on the screen at the same time. Or maybe we are simply given the method of unlocking and authentication we want.
It all depends on how the manufacturing tests that Apple does with those new fingerprint sensors go under the screen, but with all this data that comes from Bloomberg it is clear that we will see it next year or the other at the latest. In 2020 we will also see the arrival of 5G to the iPhone, in addition to 3D cameras that will help enhance the experience of augmented reality that they are planning from Apple Park.