The news of Apple launching an iPhone with support for an in-display Touch ID has been on the rumor mill for a while now. But it seems there is another twist to the tale with recent developments.

A tweet from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple won’t launch an iPhone with an in-display Touch ID anytime soon. According to Ming-Chi, we should not expect to see the feature in an Apple iPhone at least within the next two years.

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Back in September 2021, Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that Apple would launch at least an iPhone model that will feature an under-screen fingerprint scanner by the end of 2023. However, his latest prediction suggests this is unlikely to happen anymore due to some recent developments.

iPhone in-display Touch ID

Apple recently introduced Face ID with a mask feature in its Apple iOS 15.4 update. This update works well in the Apple iPhone 12 and newer models. Kuo thinks this new development will push back the release of an iPhone with an in-display Touch ID as the company thinks this new feature is sufficient for now.

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Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities tweeted, “I previously predicted iPhones would support under-display fingerprint sensing/Touch ID in 2023 at the earliest. But the latest survey indicates new iPhones in 2023 & 2024 may not adopt under-display Touch ID. Face ID with a mask on iPhone is already a great biometrics solution.”

Touch ID plus Face ID with a mask would be a great combo to have in an iPhone but it seems Apple is not ready to ship an iPhone with both features yet. If this prediction is correct, the iPhone 14 and 15 won’t be getting the in-display Touch ID feature.

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It’s also possible for Apple to include the Touch ID in the power button of the iPhones as we’ve seen in the iPad Air 5th Gen. But then again, Apple might not go down that route.

What do you think? Is it fair for Apple to push in-display Touch ID further because of Face ID with a mask? Which would you prefer to have in your future iPhone? Use the comment section below.

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