Rumor: 'Touch ID not coming back to high-end iPhones'

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No more Touch ID

Apple switched from Touch ID to Face ID with the iPhone X in 2017 and that has its advantages. But some users would still like to see the fingerprint scanner return. Now there were regular rumors that Touch ID would make a comeback under the screen, but they seem to have come to nothing. Apple has tested it, but doesn't see it fit for future generations. That writes Mark Gurman in his Sunday Power On newsletter. “Touch ID not coming back to flagship iPhones – at least not for the foreseeable future”, said Gurman.

Apple would have tested Touch ID in the on/off button, as is the case with the current iPad Air, but that turned out not to be a solution for the high-end iPhones either. It could still be used in cheaper models such as the iPhone SE. Anyone who would like to continue using a Touch ID sensor is currently already dependent on the iPhone SE series.

In Gurman's newsletter, he also mentions sleep tracking on the HomePod, but its introduction may take a while.

Gurman also writes that he expects an iPad Pro, Mac and Apple TV, and that some of these products will be announced in October. However, he still doubts whether there will be an event. The iPhone 14 presentation was probably the last big keynote of 2022. This would mean announcing any iPads and Macs with press releases. Gurman is betting on the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and a Mac mini with M2 chip. There may also be a new Apple TV with A14 chip and 4GB RAM, but that can also be pushed to 2023.

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