Apple tests the fingerprint reader under the screen for the iPhone and can launch it in 2021. The information is from Bloomberg, which indicates that this technology would come in addition to the current Face ID, the face recognition system present in the company's current handsets. A source close to Apple would still have said that the news is not guaranteed, as it should be part of the future smartphone only if the current tests are completed positively.
As with a larger number of rear cameras, this would be one more way for the Apple "reach" some technologies applied a while ago by competitors such as Samsung, Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi. Not to mention that the US giant has lost some space in the industry to see its sales fall last year.
New competitive iPhone on the way
THE Bloomberg It also reinforces rumors that a new cheaper iPhone would be on its way. As we published earlier, the Apple It is currently working on a lower-cost variant of the iPhone, which could hit the market in the first half of 2020.
This device should be similar in design to the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID on the front button of the device. In a way, this could be seen as a step backwards by the company, after all even input models from most manufacturers today offer fingerprint sensor under larger screens.
It is also worth remembering that Cupertino's company stopped offering Touch ID with the launch of the iPhone XR and iPhone XS in 2018. The decision would argue that the feature would be safer than the button for fingerprint reading.
Also, as we indicated in another publication, iPhones to be announced next Tuesday (10) may also come with improvements in the facial recognition sensor. In this case, they should have their field of view increased and be much faster than the version currently applied to their devices.