Fishy report suggests iPhone 12 to feature under the screen Touch ID sensor

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Defying everything we currently know about the next iPhone, Economic Daily News is reporting today that the iPhone 12 will feature an under the screen Touch ID sensor.

Per a translation of the report, Economic Daily News States:

“The industry expects that if the 5G iPhone adds highlights through new features such as under-screen fingerprint recognition, it will prompt a new wave of buying momentum, which will not only add a new engine to GIS performance, but also help improve the supply chain of TSMC, Daliguang, Hon Hai, etc. in the second half of the year Shipment momentum.”

The report goes on to say that Apple OLED suppliers and BOE will announce “that they will work with Qualcomm, the world ’s leading mobile phone chip leader, to develop ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology under the ultrasound screen. The fingerprint recognition technology is controlled by Qualcomm and GIS-KY is responsible for supplying related models Group, Taiwan-based touch factory will return to Apple’s high-end model supply chain.”

The site notes that its sources are suggesting Apple suppliers working on this technology together, but that means nothing. While the site did report last year that the iPhone 12 will have an under-the screen Touch ID sensor, much has changed since then.

No one else, more credible is suggesting such a claim. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has explicitly stated there will be no such sensor, and Apple leaker Jon Prosser has not mentioned anything. Even the legend himself, Apple analysts Ming-Chi Kuo says will he does expect Touch ID to return, he doesn’t expect it “until 2021 at the earliest” on what is likely to be an iPad.

While there is no way to know for sure, it’s likely this is an exgratted story based on information from a singular source. It is very possible that a future Apple product will have an under the screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, like the iPad, but seeing it on this years iPhone is a stretch into the imaginary world.

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