With a strong track record on Apple rumors, someone tweeted that the iPhone 13 could come with a long-rumored under-display Touch ID sensor.
A tweet by the LOvetodream user after few days of the iPhone 12 launch suggested biometric security measures may come to join Face ID in the future leading iPhone 13 release.
The tweet on Friday read: “MESA uts for iPhone.”
9to5Mac pointed out, Mesa is Apple’s internal name for Touch ID, and ‘uts’ means ‘under the screen.’ The leaker here may not be a household name as he previously provided accurate information about iPhone 12, Apple Watch Series 6, and HomePod mini.
MESA uts for iPhone
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) October 16, 2020
The idea of the return of Touch ID along with Face ID, the most reliable tech, comes as iPhone users are bothered when unlocking their devices while their face is covered with a surgical face mask.
As we know, Face ID-toting iPhones cannot recognize your face when it is covered with masks. Hence such users have to use their passcode as another option. It is a simple process of an iOS update, but it is also a weak point for iPhone users moving forward. However, it won’t trouble iPhone SE users, as they are still provided with a functioning Home button containing a Touch ID sensor.
Returning Touch ID to the mix will let users choose biometric options to unlock their handsets. Potentially, Apple Pay is very handy with touch ID than Face ID, too, with no need to remove face masks, so users will warmly welcome it back to the fray.
Actually, Apple previously compromised this tech to bring a full-screen phone. Now, as the under-display tech has caught up and many Android phones have already installed it successfully. Apple also reintroduced Touch ID back to the leading range, i.e., iPhone 13.
This is not the first time the prospected has been rumored either. A Bloomberg report last year that the company was planning to provide Touch ID in a future release.