Apple won’t be releasing a new iPhone with TouchID anytime soon, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Gurman revealed that TouchID will not be included on the iPhone 15 in his most recent Power On email.
Additionally, he stated that it is doubtful that TouchID will soon return to high-end flagship iPhone models.
Apple did test TouchID on subsequent iPhones internally; but, the biometric sensor was not added to the company’s premium models. Apple improved security without sacrificing convenience when it released the Touch ID fingerprint biometric sensor on the iPhone 5s nine years ago. Later on, Touch ID was added by Apple to iPads, MacBooks, and even iMac keyboards.
Apple iPhone 15 and other iPhones might miss the touch id feature
“Over the past few years, there have been discussions within Apple about bringing Touch ID back to high-end iPhones. The company has tested in-screen Touch ID and even contemplated putting it on the power button. At this point, I believe Face ID is here to stay and Touch ID won’t be returning to flagship iPhones—at least anytime in the foreseeable future.”
The iPhone SE and various iPad devices, including the iPad mini 6, still support Touch ID. However, it’s still restricted to Apple’s entry-level gadgets. Additionally, Apple’s Face ID for flagship smartphones allows you to unlock the device with only a glance. Both the iPad Pro and the iPhone 14 have it.
Apple is said to be planning to integrate FaceID and TouchID into the iPhone display, but it seems Cupertino will need more time to refine the technology before it makes it to your handset.