While Apple is currently focussing on its annual iPhone event, where the company is going to launch the much-awaited iPhone XI, a Bloomberg report suggests that the iPhone maker is putting a lot of effort in developing in-display fingerprint sensor for next year’s iPhone.
According to Bloomberg, “Suppliers have proven their ability to integrate the technology into iPhones, but the company has not managed to mass-produce it yet.” Sources close to the development also said that the date might get pushed to 2021 if the testing does not produce desired results.
Apple, however, will use the FaceID as means to unlock your iPhone alongside the in-display fingerprint sensor. With the new authentication system coming in future iPhones, Apple is all set to join OnePlus, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and many other Android smartphone manufacturers.
The report of Apple adopting the in-display fingerprint reader is not new, however. We have earlier reported that Apple is developing ultrasonic in-display fingerprint readers for future iPhones.
This ditched its Touch ID Authentication system back in 2017 and replaced it with a Face ID system. This would mark Apple’s return to the Touch ID system, the only difference is that now the system would be embedded in the screen.