We’ve already started to hear some rumours about the next iPhone that Apple will launch later this year and it will “likely” have a feature that Android smartphones have been using for a while. The iPhone 13 is said to have a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display for biometric authentication, something we’ve already seen on various Android devices, including budget smartphones.
According to Barclays analyst Andrew Gardiner and three of his colleagues, the iPhone 13 is expected to feature a smaller notch for FaceID authentication but also the fingerprint scanner for an alternative way to unlock the smartphone. iPhone users have demanded Apple to incorporate some form of fingerprint scanning on its next device ever since the COVID-19 pandemic made it harder to unlock the phone. Since the iPhone is unable to unlock the smartphone while wearing a mask, a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone is now desperately needed.
Barclays said its research is partly based on “extensive industry conversations” with suppliers in recent weeks according to MacRumors. The iPhone 13 Pro is also said to have a LiDAR scanner as well, however that will be limited to the ‘Pro’ models.
Other rumours suggest that the iPhone 13 might use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 5G modem which could not only result in better battery life but also faster 5G speeds. The modem is capable of receiving data from both Millimeter wave (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz bands at the same time for lower latency coverage and faster speeds.
The iPhone 13 is shaping up to have all the features we hoped would be on the iPhone 12 and it seems like the lineup will be mirrored as well. Apple is expected to launch a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Needles to say, it is too early to say what the iPhone 13 will finally look like or have in terms of features. Since the information is based on rumours at the moment; we advise taking the above information with a pinch of salt as Apple is known for changing plans at the very…