Kuo: Under-display Touch ID coming to in 2023, foldable iPhone in 2024

iPhone with Touch ID
iPhone with Touch ID (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some delays to talk about with the iPhone.
  • Kuo believes that under-display Touch ID will not come to the iPhone until 2023.
  • The analyst also predicts that Apple will release its foldable iPhone in 2024.

It looks like we still have quite a bit to wait for some of the most exciting features coming to the iPhone.

In a new note from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst believes that Apple is running into development issues that could delay two key upcoming features of the iPhone.

First, the analyst believes that an under-display Touch ID technology, which some hoped would come to the iPhone 13 this year, will not make its way into the iPhone until at least the second quarter of 2023.

Kuo also believes that Apple's rumored foldable iPhone won't come to reality until 2024. That is also most likely to see an announcement in the fall like every other major iPhone release for years.

We have revised our forecast to delay the launch of the iPhone with under-display fingerprint and the foldable iPhone to 2H23 and 2024, respectively, due to lower than expected development progress. We believe this will hurt iPhone shipments in 2022 and 2023.

For next year, the analyst expects Apple to release a major camera upgrade and get rid of the iPhone notch for good on its Pro models.

While we wait for the iPhone 15 and foldable iPhone, we still have the iPhone 13 to enjoy this week. The latest generation of iPhone, which went live for preorder last Friday, will officially release to customers online and in stores on Friday, September 24.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.