One 2021 iPhone Model With Touch ID In Power Button To Use LCD Display [Report]
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro might only be a few months old and we’re only just starting to get into the swing of things with iPhone 12 rumors.
But now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already starting to talk up the 2021 iPhones. And according to him, we can expect at least one to ditch Face ID in favor of a new Touch ID solution built into the power button.
While this wouldn’t be the first smartphone to ship with a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device, it would be the first time an iPhone has gone that route. It would allow the display to go edge-to-edge, especially with Face ID being removed.
Kuo also says that the screen will be an LCD one, rather than OLED. That in turn suggests that we can expect this to be the budget iPhone rather than the flagship model of the year. Kuo has also made similar musings about the device lacking Face ID as recently as last month, too.
It isn’t clear whether this iPhone could be a replacement for the iPhone 9 that is still not released, or a refresh of the iPhone 12 that we’re expecting later this year. That, itself, is a refresh of the iPhone 11 that is proving so popular right now. Apple recently confirmed that the cheaper iPhone 11 was the most popular model each and every week of the holiday quarter.
We’re still a long way our from knowing whether Kuo is on the money with his 2021 iPhone claims, but we’d expect the rumors to start to ramp up later this year.