Apple touch ID has promoted the popularity of smartphone fingerprint recognition, but since iPhone x, Apple has adopted face ID face recognition instead. Will touch ID disappear in the future? The answer is No. Greg joswiak, vice president of Apple product marketing, said in an interview with British media that although face ID faces will be extended to more devices over time, touch ID fingerprint recognition will continue to play a role.
“Of course, we will continue to put it on more devices, and touch ID will continue to play a role. This is a great technology on our iPad product line, and we won’t see it disappear soon,” josvyak said. Although the latest iPad Pro is equipped with face ID, touch ID is still used in entry-level iPad, iPad air and other models to reduce costs, which may last for many years. In addition, the touch ID is also built into the latest macbook pro and MacBook Air models.
As for the iPhone, apple continues to sell older versions of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 equipped with touch ID. However, since 2017, Apple has not launched a new iPhone with fingerprint identification. The upcoming iPhone 11 is also expected to use face ID. However, it has been reported that apple is testing off-screen fingerprint recognition technology and will revive touch ID as soon as next year.
In addition, Guo mingpeng, an analyst at Tianfeng international, once pointed out in the forecast report that apple is expected to realize face ID and touch ID functions on iPhone at the same time in 2021.