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Don't Wait for Under-Display Biometrics

Don't Wait for Under-Display Biometrics

We've heard this rumor many times in the past, but it looks like under-screen Face ID and under-display Touch ID, could make it to the iPhone down the road. Just not this year.

Initially, Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone 14 series might feature under-display fingerprint technology which would allow users to unlock their phone using a finger anywhere on the screen. Kuo then backtracked on this and said the feature had been pushed to 2023.

More recently, Kuo is saying his "latest survey indicates new iPhones in 2023 & 2024 may not adopt under-display Touch ID."

In a follow-up tweet, Kuo says he thinks a "real full-screen iPhone will come in 2024. High-end iPhones in 2024 would adopt an under-display front camera alongside the under-display Face ID." In other words, everything is up in the air right now. 

Analyst Ross Young, who also thought the iPhone 14 series might get under-display biometrics, says the feature has been pushed to the iPhone 17 Pro

Korean publication The Elec says the iPhone 16 Pro will come with embedded Face ID.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes Apple will eventually "fully embed Face ID and the front-facing camera into the display itself" but that the move is at least three to four years away. Gurman's reiterated this stance in a more recent version of his Power On newsletter.

Apple recently won a patent related to under-display Touch ID which is a good sign for those hoping for an all-screen iPhone. However, it doesn't look like the feature is coming anytime soon. 

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  1. Denise

    09/25/2023 at 7:41 am

    It makes sense to me to buy a new iPhone only if you have a much older version, like a 10 or 11 iPhone. Or you want to switch from Android. In other cases, it’s just a waste of money. Another case: there are people who are simply obsessed with buying newer iPhones each year. And there is no point in convincing them that it doesn’t make any sense.
    At the office in Kontorshotell Stockholm, we watched the presentation and personally, I was really disappointed with it. Still, I would not switch to Android.

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