Wait for Touch ID
One way for Apple to slim down or eliminate the notch is by adding an under-the-screen fingerprint sensor to the iPhone.
A research note from Barclays analyst Blaine Curtis states that Apple might employ a new version of Touch ID on upcoming iPhone flagships.
According to Curtis, the new iPhones might include acoustic fingerprint technology, something that could allow for full-screen Touch ID. This is not the first time we've heard this rumor.
If true, it could mean that upcoming iPhones feature a biometric setup like Samsung's phones. Newer Galaxy models use a fingerprint reader that's under the display.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an extremely reliable source, believes Apple's 2021 iPhone models will come with Face ID and an under-display fingerprint sensor.
Kuo also believes Apple's working on an iPhone 13 model with Touch ID embedded in the power button, similar to the power button on the company's latest iPad Air.
Economic Daily News claimed that Apple might install the technology on an iPhone in 2020 though it also said the release could be pushed back into 2021.
Joanna Stern from The Wall Street Journal also believes Apple is working on in-screen fingerprint technology and that it could debut on the iPhone 13 later this year.
If full screen Touch ID is something you're interested in, and if you hate having to punch in your passcode every time Face ID you probably are, consider holding out for the iPhone 13.
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