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    The 2021 iPhone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor

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    Back in 2017, Apple launches iPhone X which is Apple’s 10th generation iPhone. In the iPhone X, Apple removes the most significant security feature, Touch ID and replaces it with Face ID. Apple is the first smartphone maker to introduce facial recognition feature in the smartphone. However, now time changes as other smartphone makers to reintroduce the fingerprint scanner technology on their smartphone.

    Apple 2021 iPhone will have both Face ID and Touch ID

    According to Apple’s most noted industry analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple might be planning to reintroduce the Touch ID in the 2021 iPhones. The 2021 iPhones will be having the Touch ID with an in-display fingerprint sensor. There is no doubt Apple will be dropping Face ID facial recognition technology on the iPhones. The Chinese analyst says Apple will include both Facial ID and Touch ID technology in the 2021 iPhones.

    Last year, Vivo is the first smartphone maker to introduce the in-display fingerprint sensor on a smartphone. The technology first appeared in Vivo X20 Plus UD. However, the world’s most valuable company has filed a patent on the in-display fingerprint technology back in 2017 itself. Until today, there isn’t any of Apple’s product incorporated with the in-display fingerprint sensor technology.

    Ming-Chi Kuo also claims that Appl most likely will be using the ultrasonic fingerprint sensing solution which is similar to Qualcomm’s. Most of the times, Apple prefers to reinvent features rather than inventing newer features. We can expect Apple to reinvent the in-display fingerprint sensor technology. The analyst also noted that by introducing both the Face ID and the Touch ID makes hacker difficult to imitate both a person’s face and fingerprint.

    In conclusion, in two years time, Apple could possibly introduce the first iPhone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Although this improves the security level of a smartphone, technologies are still vulnerable to hackers. For now, let’s focus on what Apple has in store for the iPhone 11 which will be unveiled next month September.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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