Apple’s iPhone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor in 2021, analyst claims

Vivo was the first company to ship an in-display fingerprint sensor in its phones last year. | Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge

Apple is planning to reintroduce Touch ID with an in-display fingerprint sensor in its 2021 iPhones, a new report from noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed. 9to5Mac reports that the analyst says the technology will be included alongside Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology in two years time, and that the two security methods will compliment each other to offer a unified experience.

In-display fingerprint sensors have been around for a little while now, having first appeared in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD early last year. Apple may have been working on the technology itself since at least 2017, when it filed a patent for an in-display fingerprint sensor of its own, but the company has so far held off incorporating the tech into…

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