The return of Touch ID to the iPhone, closer or further than ever?

Since Apple began to remove Touch ID from its smartphones with the release of the iPhone X, there have been many rumors that have circulated about the possibility that this unlocking method would return to coexist with Face ID, something that many users would appreciate. Well, Mark Gurman has spoken about it, and in this post we are going to tell you all the information that this popular Apple analyst has revealed.

Whenever Mark Gurman speaks about something related to Apple, you have to be very attentive, since is one of the analysts of the environment of the Cupertino company that has the best sources and that, therefore, he usually has more success with his predictions and comments. In this case, Touch ID has been the protagonist and it is that the rumors about the possible return to the iPhone have been around for years, well, considering that it has never completely gone away, since the iPhone SE continues to maintain them.

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Gurman rules out the return of Touch ID, for now

Well, according to Mark Gurman’s sources, despite the fact that the Cupertino company has been testing the return of Touch ID to the top-of-the-line models of the iPhone, the company could have ruled out this functionality, at least for the near future of the device. The reasons that have led Apple to make this hypothetical decision are unknown, but of course it will not be good news for all those who prefer this unlocking method to Face ID.

This is news that, of course, will not leave anyone indifferent, but it was also seen coming, and since the Cupertino company introduced Touch ID on the iPad Air, leaving it on the side button of the same, many users thought that this movement could be done in the same way on an iPhone, thus making both unlocking methods could coexist. However, the reality is that Apple has always chosen between one and the other, that is, there is no product that has both unlock methods at the same time, which suggests that the iPhone will not be an exception in this case.

iPad Air + Apple PencilTests that have been carried out do not seem to have convinced those in Cupertino, although it is unknown if what Apple has really been testing is a Touch ID on the lock button of the iPhone, or if the intention was to introduce it below of the screen, something that other competing manufacturers already do.

Be that as it may, the reality is that it seems that Touch ID has said goodbye to the iPhone, at least for a while, and although it would really be very useful to have both unlocking methods, for now the users of this device will have to continue to settle for best face unlock of the market, which of course is not little, although it would always have been better to have the best facial unlocking and the best fingerprint unlocking. Of course, obviously it is a news that Mark Gurman has provided, since at the moment there is no official statement from Apple in this regard.

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