Spotted first by PatentlyApple, a new Apple patent reveals how current technology already implemented in the Touch ID sensor on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro can be tweaked and put into a device like the iPhone.
Rumors and reports of Touch ID making a come back have been circulating ever since the reveal of the Face ID on the iPhone X in 2017, and this adds onto a growling list of patents related to Touch ID.
The patent describes the technology as:
It will be interesting if Apple does decide to bring back Touch ID, and question whether the iPhone will include Face ID too. The 2020 iPhone’s have been racking a lot of traction over the months, with the current headline feature being the inclusion of 5G.