iPhone 16 series won't include Touch ID, as expected

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The Apple iPhone 16 series won’t include Touch ID, as everyone expected. This information comes from an integrated circuit expert, who shared the info on Weibo (Chinese social media network). That source was right in the past, so we have no reason to doubt the info shared here.

The iPhone 16 series won’t include Touch ID, as manufacturing for iPhone’s Touch ID equipment has been shut down

Manufacturing for most of the equipment Apple originally used for the iPhone’s version of Touch ID has been permanently shut down. That’s what the source states. The only remaining units available are used for the third-generation iPhone SE.


This makes it perfectly clear that Apple has no intention of bringing back Touch ID, at least not anytime soon. The iPhone 16 series won’t include it for sure, and it remains to be seen what will happen down the line. Chances are we will never see a physical fingerprint scanner on an iPhone again.

Some of you may wonder what about the fourth-gen iPhone SE? Well, that device will offer Face ID, as all the other modern iPhones. A ton of reports said the same thing, as that device will be based on the iPhone 14 chassis. A modified chassis, but still.

Apple is reportedly working on under-display fingerprint scanner tech

Rumors are saying that Apple is working on technology for an under-display fingerprint scanner, though. They’re saying that this tech could debut in 2025, which is the same time frame for under-display Face ID tech.

The entire iPhone 16 lineup will almost certainly feature a pill-shaped cutout, aka a Dynamic Island, just like this year’s models. Larger displays are in tow, while the iPhone 16 Pro will utilize a Tetraprism telephoto camera, just like the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

We won’t see that many changes next year, it seems, but the year after that should be different. Apple is tipped to utilize a punch hole on the display starting in 2025, years and years after Android phones started doing the same.