Off the back of the new iPad Air with it’s TouchID sensor in the top button there’s been a lot of speculation about whether that will make its way to the iPhone. I’m sticking my neck out and saying no, there won’t be a fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 12.
As much as I’d love to see TouchID back I don’t see Apple changing their course on FaceID for the iPhone this year. I see it as an iPad only feature for now and they will see how customer feedback goes in the coming year.
iPhone 13 might be a different story if the iPad Air feedback is great but Apple being stubborn Apple they are wedded to FaceID on the iPhone until customers start looking elsewhere.
It’s a strange move though as I’d have thought TouchID in a button would come to iPhone first. After using the 2020 iPad Pro now for a few months to me FaceID makes much more sense on the iPad than the iPhone. Especially when I’m docked into my magic keyboard simply unlocking the iPad with the space bar is amazing but on the iPhone 11 Pro I’m still frustrated by FaceID on an almost daily basis. If the SE had a better camera I’d be off, although I am keeping my eye on the Google Pixel 4a prices.
So, what do you think? Would you like to see TouchID back on the flagship iPhone? I’d love to be wrong on this.