APPLE is about to sound the death knell of one of the iPhone’s most loved features, according to a report.
A leaked source has claimed that the upcoming iPhone 14 won’t have an improved version of Touch ID – as insiders have claimed.
Touch ID is the fingerprint scanning system that has been the primary way to unlock your iPhone for years.
Apple abandoned this technology when it introduced Face ID to scan the cup for the iPhone X in 2017.
That means Apple can fit a larger screen into its mobile phones – by getting rid of the Home button, which houses the Touch ID scanner.
However, now that wearing masks has become common, Face ID is less and less useful than it used to be.
Recently, suggested whispers that Touch ID will return to the iPhone 14, rumored to be released in September.
Apple is said to be working on an under-display fingerprint scanner to match those offered by rival devices from Samsung and Huawei.
However, according to reliable leaker ApplePro leakEngineers have now abandoned the plan.
Citing “many” anonymous sources, they said: “Apple engineers are no longer working on the in-display fingerprint sensor for the iPhone.”
“The Cupertino-based company has been doing this for years, but it seems like Face ID is the way to go.”
They added that, in January, Apple moved their Touch ID employees and resources to Face ID workgroups.
The company recently released an update to iOS 15, the latest version of its iPhone software, that allows users to unlock their device while wearing a mask.
Having finally overcome that hurdle, and with the amount of time and resources pumped into Face ID over the course of a year, it means they will now stick with their industry-leading face scanning technology.
Every September, Apple launches a series of new iPhones.
Last year’s lineup did not change much compared to 2020.
That means 2022 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for Iphone.
Last month, Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu said he detailed his expectations for these devices.
In an investor note seen by MacRumorsPu announced that there will be four new iPhone models.
That’s consistent with previous years, albeit with a slightly different format.
Last year, we had the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
This year we are expecting iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
That means the iPhone Mini has been exchanged for the iPhone Max, possibly because buyers prefer a larger screen.
All four new iPhone 14 models are expected to feature ProMotion displays.
Currently, these high 120Hz refresh rate displays are only available on the Pro models of the iPhone 13.
They produce smoother animations and scrolling and are generally better for gaming.
All four models are equipped with 6GB of RAM, which is an increase on the lower-end iPhone models.
And the Pro handsets are expected to feature an upgraded 48-megapixel camera on the back of the device.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Pro models will start with 256GB of storage, up from 128GB.
It’s impossible to say if Pu is correct, but some of these claims have been corroborated by world-renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
At the very least, the lineup of four iPhones, all with 5G and more powerful chips, seems all but certain.
Of course, Apple has yet to confirm any details about the iPhone 14 – whether it even exists or not.
We won’t expect to hear an official word from Apple until launch date.
But rumors are going to be dense and fast in the weeks leading up to the event, so check back often with The Sun for all the latest iPhone leaks.
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