After two generation iPhones with Face ID andwithout a fingerprint sensor, we thought thecompany is done with using your fingers forbiometric authentication.
But according to the latest report coming fromsupply chain sources in China, the Cupertino-basedfirm might be doing a U turn.
Previously Apple was exploring different under-display fingerprint reader implementations, but none of them met its requirements.
Now however the company may have finally found a solution and is preparing to use it on anaffordable iPhone with thin bezels, smaller notch and a fingerprint reader sitting under theOLED screen.
This way Apple will cutsome expenses by replacing the pricier Face ID tech for a fingerprintreader. The notch will go down in size considerably as a result.
Chinese users tend to pick flagship models in the CNY 5,000 ($730) price range where Apple'siPhone XR isn't as competitive feature-wise.
That's why the American company is expected to introduce a China-only iPhone and try to takea bigger market share.
Now we'd say that bit seems highly unlikely as Apple has never done a single market phone sofar, but producing such a device isn't out of the question.
Plus if the company was to produce such a device, we have no doubt that other markets willbe very interested in it too.