In an interview with the English daily Daily Express, the vice president of product marketing at AppleGreg Joswiak said the Cupertino giant is still working on making Face ID, its advanced 3D face recognition system, available to more of the company's devices, but that's not why Touch ID, the fingerprint recognition system, would be set aside.
"We are sure to keep putting [Face ID] on more devices, but Touch ID will also continue to be used. It's a great technology in our iPad line and we won't see it coming out anytime soon."
Joswiak also states during the interview that Touch ID was the first biometric system of the Apple and consumers at the company love the feature, allowing news to change the way people keep their mobile devices more secure.
"But we want to improve biometric security with increased security and convenience for usability, which is why Face ID came in," he added. "We launched Face ID two years ago with iPhone X and we thought it was even more natural than Touch ID, unlocking your device with just one look."
When asked about competition, Joswiak stated that competitors "think they can create something similar with a single camera and that is often what they want to do. Unfortunately, there is a reason why this is expensive; there is a reason why [the iPhone] has all these components, because security is constant rather than a simple 3D image. "
The executive also considers it important that other companies are pursuing alternatives for presenting notch facial recognition solutions: "I give credit to people who try new things, competition is what makes the world go and makes everyone better, but that [the end of the notch in smartphones Apple] is something we do not expect to arrive very soon. "
Joswiak further stated that Face ID is expected to become 30% faster with the release of the new iOS 13, which will be officially released alongside the new iPhone 11 tomorrow, September 10th. Meanwhile, rumors suggest that the Apple might be preparing an Touch ID iPhone under the screen for 2020.