Touch ID on Apple’s iPhones could be gone forever with Face ID set to become standard: report

Apple’s Touch ID is still being used by its customers who recently purchased the iPhone SE (2022). However, it may be the last model to use the secure biometric authentication technology introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. The troubled Touch ID system, which was integrated directly into the all-important Home button, was reliable in terms of accuracy but had its fair share of durability issues as it was a dynamic button until Apple replaced it with a static Home button with the iPhone 7. Not changed with button. Then Apple’s iPhone introduced its new gesture-based software interface. Now, it seems that Apple is finally done with Touch ID and it will not appear again on any iPhone in the future.

first reported macrumorsA Post An “integrated security expert” on Weibo claims that Apple has shut down most of the original equipment used to make chips for its iPhone Touch ID module. It also mentions that only a few machines have been kept operational to supply modules for the recent iPhone SE (2022) models, which still use the static home button with the integrated Touch ID system. This indicates that Apple has no immediate plans to revive the technology used in its older iPhone models.

Apple has not yet updated its last iPhone SE model, which is still the most affordable iPhone in some countries, including India. The smartphone was released in 2022 and is due for an update any time soon as it offers very little real-world value other than the Apple logo on the back.

According to rumors, the next iPhone SE (currently tagged as iPhone SE 4) has got a refreshed design (which will look very similar to the iPhone 14 and more. A new design would be a fair departure from previous iPhone models). The circular and super slim design of the iPhone 7 Plus and the old home button will be completely removed from Apple’s iPhone range.

Apple is still expected to retain the single rear camera module with its upcoming iPhone SE 4, but it is expected to be a higher-resolution unit, which will hopefully get some hybrid digital zooming capabilities. Older reports also indicate that Apple may add its recently introduced action button to the new iPhone SE as well.

As far as Touch ID on Apple’s Macs and MacBooks goes, it’s business as usual, as we have yet to see Apple’s first laptop with a Face ID authentication system built-in, even though Apple has announced its Adopts the new and recently launched display notch. MacBook. Apart from its iPhones, Face ID is currently only available on Apple’s iPad Pro tablet models (2018 onwards).


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