Noted analyst Ming Chi-Kuo - who has an excellent track record regarding Apple related news - has now revealed that the 2020 iPhones may feature in-screen TouchID. By 2021, Apple will reportedly complete the transition to full-screen fingerprint authentication and under-screen front cameras.
Apple Inc., which is now going through tough times for in selling its newly launched iPhones the company is planning to launch three more iPhones.
That analyst goes on to claim that all three iPhones in 2021 will lack a notch. The report claims Apple will develop its own under-screen fingerprint authentication system rather than depend on an outside partner. From a security standpoint, Face ID is 20 times more secure than Touch ID as Face ID gives a false positive one out of every million tries and Touch ID returns a false positive in just one out of every 50,000 tries. By removing all the Face ID sensors and placing the camera and fingerprint sensor under the display, Apple would be able to deliver ideal all-screen iPhones a year later.
Although the presence of a smaller notch indicates the absence of Face ID.
Apple might change the screen to body ratio of its upcoming iPhone series in 2020. It's also not the first time analysts have suggested future iPhones could have fingerprint scanners built into their displays, as Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis made a similar prediction in May according to MacRumors.
Such advancements would put the iPhone on a more level playing field with Android rivals like Samsung and OnePlus that have already been minimising the notch. "It is also early, so these plans could change". The company is also working on a fourth iPhone with in-display Touch ID support aimed specifically at Chinese buyers.
However, it still unclear out of four iPhones that are said to be introduced next year, which one would be featuring this new smaller notch.
While we always take Kuo's thoughts with a pinch of salt, there is some logic here. Keeping the notch in place for one more generation indicates that Face ID isn't going away.