Kuo: iPhones With Under-Screen Touch ID Now Coming in 2023, Foldable iPhone in 2024

In addition to claiming that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a hole-punch display design and a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his expectations for future iPhones beyond that.

under display touch id
In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo said that while he previously predicted that Apple would launch its first iPhones with under-screen Touch ID in the second half of 2022, he now expects the devices to be released in the second half of 2023 due to slower than expected progress with development. Likewise, Kuo now expects Apple's first foldable iPhone to launch in 2024, compared to 2023 previously.

Kuo did not provide any further details, including which iPhone models might gain an under-screen fingerprint sensor. It's likely that under-screen Touch ID would complement Face ID, providing users with multiple biometric authentication options.

Top Rated Comments

Populus Avatar
4 weeks ago
Kuo: “Touch ID coming back in iPhone 12”

Me: “interesting”

Kuo: “Touch ID being tested for it’s implementaron on iPhone 13”

Me: “Woah, at last, after this two years of pandemic, was about time”

Kuo: “Touch ID coming back in 2023”

Me: “Ok, whatever. I’m gonna get the 13 and use the passcode”
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OriginalClone Avatar
4 weeks ago
I don’t think Touch ID is coming back to iPhones.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
4 weeks ago

Please, no foldable iPhone. Not in 2022, not in 2023.... never please.
What are you talking about! I owned one and I loved it:



Attachment Image
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minimo3 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Instead of investing millions of dollars on under Screen tech they could just take the power button TouchID part from the iPad Air and iPad mini. Cost: $5. Time to implement: 2 weeks.
Rewrite the authentication algorithm:

If (face visible) use FaceID
Else if (mask on) use TouchID
Else fail login
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe_ Avatar
4 weeks ago
It’s about time… ??‍♂️ ?

Touch ID should’ve happened last year.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
4 weeks ago
Please, no foldable phones. We've spent years getting rid of troublesome fragile mechanical components in smartphones. The last thing I want is for phones to go back to that.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iPhone 14 Hole Punch Feature

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Hole-Punch Display and 48MP Wide Camera

Monday September 20, 2021 8:36 am PDT by
Just a few days after iPhone 13 pre-orders began, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is looking ahead. In a research note seen by MacRumors, Kuo shared some of his key hardware expectations for next year's tentatively named iPhone 14 Pro models, including a hole-punch display and a 48-megapixel Wide lens for the rear camera system. A hole-punch design refers to a display with only a small ...
under display touch id

iPhone 13 Missing Out on Key Feature, Some People Refuse to Upgrade

Monday September 13, 2021 1:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 13 lineup continues to lack a fingerprint scanner, despite initial rumors that the new models would feature under-display Touch ID technology. All of the flagship iPhone models since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017 have forgone a fingerprint scanner in favor of Face ID authentication. Almost four years later, there was speculation that the iPhone 13 might finally bring the...
under display touch id

Kuo: 2022 iPhones May Feature Under-Screen Touch ID

Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:16 am PDT by
Apple may include an under the screen Touch ID sensor for some models of the 2022 iPhones, according to credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In an investor note today obtained by MacRumors, Kuo says that Apple plans to have four models in the 2022 iPhone lineup. Kuo had previously stated that the iPhone 13, destined for this year, will be the last iPhone lineup to feature a 5.4-inch...
iPhone 14 Mock Roundup 2

iPhone 14 Unlikely to Rely on Hole-Punch Design Entirely and May Keep Notch, No Under-Screen Touch ID, Leaker Claims

Thursday October 7, 2021 3:46 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 won't rely entirely on a hole-punch cutout to house the TrueDepth camera system, possibly meaning Apple may retain the notch alongside a hole-punch design, according to a new rumor from Weibo. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that for at least the high-end 2022 iPhone models, Apple will use a hole-punch design, similar to those of some flagship Android smartphones....
iPhone 12 Touch ID Feature Img

Touch ID Not Returning With iPhone 13, Despite Apple Testing Under-Screen Sensor

Monday August 23, 2021 3:14 am PDT by
Despite having tested and worked on the technology, Apple has decided not to include an under-screen Touch ID sensor with the upcoming iPhone 13, continuing to leave customers with Face ID as the only biometric authentication option for the iPhone. Apple had been testing Touch ID technology that would have allowed the company to place the sensor under the display on the iPhone, allowing...
iPhone 12 Touch ID Feature Img

When Will Apple Add Touch ID to the iPhone's Power Button?

Thursday March 4, 2021 2:42 am PST by
Despite the hopes of some users that Touch ID will return to the iPhone via placement in the power button, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is usually in-the-know about what Apple is working on behind the scenes, has said that there no immediate sign of the change. In September of last year, Apple introduced the fourth-generation iPad Air with Touch ID integrated into its power button,...
iPhone 14 Hole Punch Feature

Display Analyst Concurs That iPhone 14 Pro Models Likely to Feature Under-Display Face ID

Wednesday September 8, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
We're still a week away from the launch of the iPhone 13, but rumors about the next-generation iPhone 14 models are already circulating and have picked up this week. We've been hearing about a no-notch hole-punch display design since March, which was reiterated this morning by leaker Jon Prosser. Apple is expected to ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera, and to facilitate that...
iphone 12 mini pro max side by side

Apple Working on Big-Screen iPhone for Less Than $900

Monday July 5, 2021 3:11 am PDT by
Apple is working on a big-screen 6.7-inch iPhone with a price tag lower than $900, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a recent note to investors seen by MacRumors, Kuo said that Apple plans to continue with four models in its main iPhone lineup in 2022. Kuo previously stated that the iPhone 13, destined for this year, will be the final iPhone lineup to feature a 5.4-inch ...
OLED iPad Air

Kuo: Apple Cancels Plans to Release iPad Air With OLED Display in 2022, Plans to Stick With LCD Technology

Saturday October 2, 2021 8:38 am PDT by
Apple has canceled its plans to release an updated iPad Air with an OLED display next year due to concerns around quality and costs, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in an investor note obtained by MacRumors. In March, Kuo reported that Apple had an iPad Air with an OLED display in the pipeline for next year. Today, Kuo has revised his prediction, saying that will not be the case since ...
iPhone 13 Dummy Thumbnail 2

TrendForce Shares Last-Minute iPhone 13 Expectations Ahead of Today's Apple Event

Tuesday September 14, 2021 7:58 am PDT by
Apple will be holding a virtual event today at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and ahead of time, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce has outlined its last-minute expectations for iPhone 13 features and production of the devices. In line with previously rumored features, TrendForce expects all four iPhone 13 models to be equipped with a faster A15 chip and sensor-shift image stabilization for the rear...