Apple will bring back Touch ID for its 2021 iPhones, using an in-display fingerprint sensor, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said. It'll work with the current Face ID facial recognition in a combined biometric security system, 9to5Mac reported Monday.
The Cupertino, California-based company is likely to figure out technical problems it's been having with the in-display components in the next 18 months, according to Kuo. Apple has apparently been struggling with the power consumption, the sensing area's small size, the thickness of sensing modules and production issues.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 5:20 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:40 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.