Apple abandoned the use of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in flagship smartphones, starting with iPhone X in 2017, replacing it with a biometric face recognition system called Face ID. Then there were periodic rumors about the company's intention to return Touch ID to its smartphones. According to Bloomberg observer Mark Guerman, this is unlikely to happen.
In a recent release of his Power On Gurman, Apple said that Apple had tested various options for the location of the Touch ID sensor, including the installation under the screen or in the power button, like iPad Air and iPad Mini tablets. However, despite the tests conducted, the journalist believes that it is unlikely that one of these options could be used in Apple smartphones.
- told Gourman in his bulletin.
Gurman admitted that Apple could insert the Touch ID sensor into the power button on junior iPhone models such as iPhone SE. However, he noted that