There are iPhone 13 rumors that continue to surface, and it's one we hope is true. A new report claims the fingerprint sensor that disappeared from Apple’s phones with the iPhone X in 2017 is going to make a comeback with the iPhone 13. Not only will Touch ID be present in the iPhone 13, but the report claims it’s also going under the phone’s display.
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Plus: Curved phone screens are actually good and they’re getting better This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of Touch ID’s return. Bloomberg put out a similar report in January. But the Barclays report claims are based on conversations with various suppliers in the past few weeks.
The addition of an under-display scanner for Touch ID would mark a major shift in terms of iPhone design. Since 2017, we’ve been using Face ID to unlock our phones, something that’s become less convenient now that we’re wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While Apple continues to eschew a fingerprint reader, rival phone makers have added in-display sensors. Samsung’s flagship phones, including the Galaxy S21, have an in-display sensor as do several other top Android phones.