Apple iPhone 13 could bring back the Touch ID in a different form as per the recent reports. While Apple shifted from fingerprint authentication to Face sensor years ago, it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic has made them reconsider their decision.
It might be possible that iPhone 13 could contain a fingerprint sensor so that users can unlock their phones without removing their masks. Here are more updates on the Apple iPhone 13 release date and features, and how the COVID-19 masks have forced the tech giant to bring back Touch ID.
Apple iPhone 13 could have Touch ID due to COVID-19 Mask Usage
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to wear masks in public and even though things are now open, people are still advised to wear a mask. It has created a lot of issues for the people who have Face ID-equipped iPhones as they need to pull down their masks in order to access their mobiles.
It is why all the smartphone manufacturers are bringing back Touch ID and Apple will also do the same with the iPhone 13 and other upcoming models. But that doesn’t mean Apple will bring back the conventional Touch ID button or keep it under the power button over the iPhone 13.
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) March 12, 2021
As per MacRumors, Apple is planning for an “under-glass” fingerprint reader for the upcoming sets of iPhones releasing in 2021. Apple iPhone 13 will have ultrasonic sensors instead of optical for the Touch ID where the fingerprint sensing area will be under the display screen.
Apple iPhone 13 Release Date Updates
Apple iPhone 13 release date is expected to set in September 2021 as all the latest iPhone models are released at that time of the year only. The iPhone 13 series models have yet not entered mass production and given the effects of the pandemic in China and other countries, things could even get delayed. It might be possible that only Apple iPhone 13 Pro models get the LiDAR sensor and the rest of them might miss some features.