What you need to know
- Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will launch an under-display Face ID system on the iPhone 16.
- The analyst believes that Apple is waiting to do so in 2024 due to marketing purposes.
Last week, display analyst Ross Young took to Twitter to say that Apple, rather than advancing Touch ID, plans to instead focus on Face ID improvements on the iPhone in the near future.
The analyst, responding to a report about under-display Touch ID coming as soon as 2025, said that the company to take the Face ID camera system under the display in 2024 with the iPhone 16.
Under display Face ID is coming to the iPhone (16), under display Touch ID is not…Under display Face ID is coming to the iPhone (16), under display Touch ID is not…— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 30, 2022March 30, 2022
This weekend, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also took to Twitter to agree with Young. Kuo also believes that Apple is working to bring Face ID under the display in 2024 and that, rather than such a feat being a technical issue, the company has already figured out how to do it.
According to Kuo, it isn't coming to the iPhone until 2024 because of "a marketing purpose."
My prediction is the same - under-display Face ID coming in 2024 (iPhone 16), and this time schedule is less of a technical issue and more of a marketing purpose. https://t.co/yK17YkQEEXMy prediction is the same - under-display Face ID coming in 2024 (iPhone 16), and this time schedule is less of a technical issue and more of a marketing purpose. https://t.co/yK17YkQEEX— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 2, 2022April 2, 2022
Apple has been rumored to be working on under-display authentication technology for a while now. The only recent changes to authentication have been the Touch ID button being integrated into the power button on the iPad and the size of the Face ID system shrinking slightly on the iPhone.
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