Apple plans to release an iPhone with a Touch ID button in the first half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note, Kuo revealed that one of the iPhones will be equipped with an LCD display this year, further hinting that it will be a low-cost model.
The device will not have Face ID facial recognition, making it smaller and has a larger screen share. Fingerprint solutions will use a “new design” to improve the user experience, and the principle of fingerprint identification is capacitive components.
Kuo said last month that the so-called “iPhone SE 2 Plus” would feature a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch display, indicating that it would be somewhere between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 11.
Apple’s high-end lineup for 2021 is likely to include an iPhone with both a Face ID and a touch ID under the display.