The rumor: The iPhone will not feature an under-display fingerprint scanner until at least 2025, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (72.5% accurate).
- Kuo previously said that the iPhone would gain under-display Touch ID this year…but now says that it is not likely to come at all within the next two years
- Apparently, now that Face ID works with a mask on, Apple is less inclined to add Touch ID under the display
Ian’s Take: Every year, analysts say that under-display Touch ID is coming…but then always end up saying that it is happening in the following year. I would love for Touch ID to be reintroduced as I still have trouble unlocking my phone while wearing a mask, but we shouldn’t hold our breath, according to Kuo.