Ever since the launch of tenth-anniversary iPhone X, back in 2017, and with last year’s trio of iPhones launch it was believed that Apple would never go back to a fingerprint sensor for its future iPhones. Apple had ditched its eminent Touch ID altogether and had a radical shift to the new Face ID with its current and future iPhones. However, the latest reports suggest that Apple would get back to fingerprint biometric authentication but with a more modern approach.
According to The Global Times, which further cites a caijing.com.cn report reveals that Apple is gearing up to launch a customized iPhone for China that will be featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor to replace Face ID. The report further indicates that tech involved in Face ID, meaning the light structured laser emitter is said to be a valuable component, which further makes the device expensive. Henceforth opting to an in-display fingerprint sensor will inevitably make the device i.e., the new iPhone much cheaper than the existing lot.
The report also indicates that majority of Chinese consumers aren’t interested in spending not more than CNY 5000 (Rs 50,000 approx) for any smartphone, and Apple’s latest iPhone XR, which is said to be cheaper already costs CNY 6199 (Rs 62,000 approx). Henceforth, to coup up its sales Apple is said to be making this customizable iPhone by removing Face ID and replacing with an in-display fingerprint sensor, further making less expensive and compete against the already established Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi devices in the Chinese market, suggests the report.
There isn’t any official confirmation regarding this new iPhone from Apple yet, and also this highly speculative iPhone release is still dubious on when it would see the light of the day, or it might be an iPhone SE 2, if it is still there, we never know. Till then, we can wait for the much-anticipated trio of new Apple iPhones that are scheduled to release this September along with the much-awaited iOS 13 as well. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.