With just a few weeks left for the announcement of the next-generation Apple iPhone series, more details about the iPhone 13 lineup keep surfacing online. In the latest development, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg reveals details about iPhone with Touch ID.
In the Power On newsletter, he says that Apple won’t be launching iPhone 13 with an in-screen fingerprint sensor or Touch ID this year. He adds that the Cupertino-based tech giant has a “long-term goal” for adding Face ID under the display.
It seems to be clear that Apple is sticking with the Face ID as it has a long-term commitment for the technology but there’s a possibility of iPhones getting Touch ID, at least for the low-end models from the brand. But it isn’t happening this year.
Mark Gurman says that there are two possible scenarios — high-end iPhone models with in-display Face ID and low-end models with Face ID sensors housed inside a notch on top of the display, similar to what Apple is currently offering.
On the other hand, the company could offer an in-display Face ID for the high-end models while the low-end models could feature Touch ID houses inside the display.
The Apple iPhone 13 lineup is expected to come with a slightly smaller notch and will have a 120Hz refresh rate in the Pro variants. It is also being reiterated that the company will also be offering a 1TB internal storage model this time.
It is also claimed to have support for mmWave 5G for countries outside of the United States. The phones are said to come with the space-saving internal circuitry, which should allow the company to offer a larger battery inside the device. A recent report claims that the new iPhones will come with support for 25W fast charging technology, a slight upgrade from the current 22W charging.
It is also expected to come with a LiDAR scanner. The upcoming flagship smartphone series from Apple will come with notable hardware upgrades. It points out to a faster and more power-efficient A15 Bionic chipset manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm+ process.
So far, Apple has not announced the launch date for this upcoming iPhone series but reports indicate that the devices could go official in the third week of September. To know for sure, we’ll have to wait for a few more days.