The button’s advantage is that it makes it simpler to unlock an iPad Air without having to remove your face mask.
Tech enthusiasts are wondering whether it will make an appearance in the next iPhone.
One of Apple’s top features during challenging times might not make it in the iPhone 12. It could be introduced next year, however.
The new iPad Air, introduced in mid-September, hit the market later this month. It relocates Touch ID to a side button of the device.
A Useful Feature
iPhones should have a Touch ID during a pandemic, since you often have to unlock them in public, crowded faces, and having to remove your maks for FaceID to work correctly isn’t recommended.
The updated $599 iPad Air includes Touch ID in the power / unlock button on the tablet’s top.
To access Apple’s Face ID on an iPad, you have to go for a top-spec model.
The ongoing pandemic isn’t likely going to leave us soon. Unfortunately, that means we’ll have to wear masks for the following months, especially as the concerns about a twindemic are on the rise.
Ross Rubin, Reticle Research analyst, said:
“The focus on the new integrated fingerprint reader likely presages that it will show up in the next iPhone as a hedge against Face ID.”
It’s impressive how a pandemic can shape the evolution of mundane objects like smartphones.
However, Apple is known for its conservative tradition, so it will likely stick to its now-traditional FaceID for the foreseeable future.
The launch of the iPhone 12 is days away. Stay tuned to learn what’s up with it as soon as it’s released!