Apple Might Be Bringing Back Touch ID in Future iPhones

It is quite common for Apple to introduce a feature in its iPhone product line only to get rid of it in subsequent upgrades. In spite of the fact that this is the case, these features can often end up coming back, either due to consumer demand and sentiment or due to it having been improved in some way, shape or form. It turns out that a long awaited Apple feature is about to return to the iPhone.

The feature in question is Touch ID. This feature was initially introduced with the iPhone 5S, but the introduction of facial recognition made it less innovative than might have been the case otherwise. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Apple will be bringing it back, but it will be greatly improved from what users might have gotten used to.

Apple plans to make Touch ID accessible through the screen rather than through a distinct button because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing for a more seamless form factor. This will be a crucial aspect of iPhones moving forward, but it isn’t the only thing that Apple has been working on with all things having been considered and taken into account.

An industry analyst by the name of Ross Young also revealed that Face ID is about to get a major upgrade. Face ID currently works through the front facing camera, but Apple is attempting to make it something that would be present under the screen as well.

However, Apple has been forced to delay its plans due to unexpected issues with the sensor. The feature was supposed to be rolled out far sooner, but its release has now been pushed back to 2025 at the earliest. It is currently unknown whether both touch ID and Face ID will be present in the same phones, or if they will be split up between more affordable models and the premium selections such as Pro and Pro Max variants in future iPhones.

H/T: 9to5Mac

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