iPhone 13 Models Expected to Have Under-display Touch ID, Will Launch Later This Year

iPhone 13 is rumored to launch sometime later this year and months ahead of the release, the iPhone 13 models are reported to feature in-display Touch ID. According to the report, Apple will embed a fingerprint scanner under the display of iPhone 13 models for authentication. Notably, this will be featured in addition to Face ID in the upcoming iPhone series.

As per a research note from Barclays analyst Andrew Gardiner and three of his colleagues (via MacRumors), the upcoming iPhone 13 models will have a smaller notch and the LiDAR Scanner will be featured by the iPhone 13 Pro models only. It’s more of a confirmation than a leak as Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, had also shared similar information earlier this month. As per Barclays, the new information in their research is partly based on “extensive industry conversations” with suppliers in recent weeks, reported MacRumors.

iPhone 13 Under-display Touch ID + Face ID

According to the analysts, the iPhone 13 models will feature an under-display fingerprint scanner as well as the Face ID. The iPhones are further said to have a smaller notch which the analysts believe will be the result of a “more tightly integrated version of the current structured light system” for Face ID. Moreover, Apple is reportedly aiming to adopt time-of-flight architecture for Face ID, which means there could be an even smaller footprint for the Face ID. Recently, Kuo also predicted that 2022 iPhones could feature a hole-punch display design.

It’s not the first time someone has claimed the return of Touch ID with an under-display fingerprint scanner. Kuo had said back in August 2019 that Apple planned to launch an iPhone that would have both Face ID and an under-display fingerprint scanner in 2021. Several other reports also claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant is at least testing an under-display fingerprint scanner for iPhone 13 models.

Considering the track record of Barclays analysts in predicting Apple’s announcements, it seems like the iPhone 13 models will indeed come with a fingerprint sensor under the display. But since these are just speculations and predictions, only time will tell whether the prediction is true or not.

Punkaj Kumar

An engineer by profession, tech geek, writer, and a passionate blogger. I love to write on topics related to smartphones, computers, and innovative technology.

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