Kuo: 2021 iPhone With Touch ID Power Button to Feature LCD Display

Apple plans to release an iPhone with a Touch ID power button on the side of the device in the first half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo has now revealed that the iPhone will feature an LCD display, further suggesting that it will be a lower-cost model. Last month, Kuo claimed the device will lack Face ID, allowing it to have a nearly edge-to-edge design with a smaller notch.

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Kuo said the fingerprint solution will be capacitive and sport a "new design" for an improved user experience, but he did not elaborate.

Last month, Kuo claimed that the so-called "iPhone SE 2 Plus" will feature a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch display, suggesting that its size will fall somewhere between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 11. The device could complement higher-end iPhones with both Face ID and under-display Touch ID in Apple's 2021 lineup.

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Top Rated Comments

wowotoe Avatar
13 months ago
Face ID is not working well in China or Asia now. People wearing mask to prevent coronavirus and need to risk their lives to expose their faces to unlock the phone.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reden Avatar
13 months ago
I hope this is real. Personally I think face ID is not the best user experience.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TacoChowder Avatar
13 months ago


I can't envision a TouchID sensor on the side of the phone. There's not room for it on the side, unless it's the finger-slide type of sensor.
Also, if it's on the side, it may not be easy to use with either hand, perhaps just with the right hand.
Kuo's report makes no sense, at least for now.

Phones have fingerprint readers on their side already
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkalliance Avatar
13 months ago


Instead of on only one side like on the Galaxy S10e Apple should put it on both sides to make it ambidextrous and for stronger MFA with two different fingerprints.

Man, I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
13 months ago
So kinda like the Galaxy S10E now
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
13 months ago


Face ID is not working well in China or Asia now. People wearing mask to prevent coronavirus and need to risk their lives to expose their faces to unlock the phone.

No they don’t. They need to use their passcode.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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