2020 iPhones May Have Full-Screen Touch ID, New iPhone SE Based on iPhone 8 Also Possible Next Year

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates today shared their expectations for both 2019 and 2020 model iPhones following their trip to Asia earlier this month, where they met with some suppliers within Apple's supply chain.

    MacRumors render of 2019 iPhones with triple-lens rear cameras

    Our summary of the research note, shared with MacRumors:The trio of high-end 2019 iPhones will have relatively few design changes, beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up in the typical July-August timeframe
    3D Touch will be eliminated in all 2019 iPhones as Barclays previously predicted, possibly signaling a Haptic Touch expansion
    The next-generation iPhone XR will have 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB, as previously predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
    2020 iPhones will have more significant changes, including 5G support, 3D sensing via the rear camera system, and acoustic fingerprint technology that could allow for full-screen Touch ID
    "A few suppliers" mentioned a potential "iPhone SE 2" with iPhone 8 internals in early 2020, but others had no knowledge of it
    LG may become a secondary supplier of OLED displays for 2019 iPhones, with a 10-30 percent split of orders with Samsung, ahead of Apple transitioning all of its iPhones to OLED as early as 2020Other rumors have suggested that 2019 iPhones will feature frosted glass casing, larger batteries, and a bilateral charging feature that allows users to charge AirPods or an Apple Watch by placing them on the back of the iPhone.

    Apple will likely unveil its latest iPhones in September as usual at Steve Jobs Theater.

    Article Link: 2020 iPhones May Have Full-Screen Touch ID, New iPhone SE Based on iPhone 8 Also Possible Next Year
  2. mejsric macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2013
  3. costeta macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Full Screen Touch ID will result in a lot of accidental phone unlocking?
  4. ondert macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2017
    These rumors have mixed up so much. Apple doesn't return to Touch ID after saying Face ID is thousands times more secure.
  5. benshive macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
  6. strategicthinke Suspended


    Feb 6, 2014
    Rio de Janeiro
    Do these people really believe that Apple will walk back on Face ID? After going with it on the iPads, the company has given more than enough evidence that it is fully invested in it. Never mind the fact that once you use Face ID you realize how much superior it is to Touch ID.
  7. MrGunnyPT, May 24, 2019
    Last edited: May 24, 2019

    MrGunnyPT macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2017
    Man.. 2019 models seem to be a big disappointment(?).. From the Intel modem to the same old Notch... same old Face ID too?.. Removal of 3D Touch? I love it so this comes as very disappointing news to me unless they replace it with something else.

    I don't know, let's just hope 2020 phones will be anything good to talk about... I own the XS only because I broke the X.. and man what a disappointment to hear that the 2019 model is just the same as the last 2 years.

    Either way, holding on to the XS until 2020.
  8. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Please no more iPhone SE.
    --- Post Merged, May 24, 2019 ---
    Gee why didn't Apple think of that?
  9. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    If there is another iPhone SE it should be “small edition” and not the cheap-out version. In other words, a modern iPhone designed to be smaller. If Apple would just make an iPhone that fits the physical size of the current SE but with the X style treatment I would buy it immediately.
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Wouldn't the SE just be better as a re-release of the iPhone X with a cheaper rear material?
  11. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    They haven't even been announced so at this point it's a bit premature to pass judgment, especially based off rumor and speculation (and without even having seen or used the device yourself).
  12. Wanted797, May 24, 2019
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

    Wanted797 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    These mock ups actually don’t look to bad compared to some of the others.

    I hope they don’t ditch 3D Touch.

    But Touch ID is dead.

    Edit: I think it looks better because the camera bump is smaller.
  13. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  14. B.K. macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2014
    I beg to differ. I am often having to do multiple swipes/attempts to get a successful authentication. TouchID worked much better for me and my use cases with near 0 re-attempts.
  15. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    As much as I’ve grown accustom to Face ID there really are times when I long for the return of Touch ID. Looks like this tech is only possible by removing 3D Touch which is a shame
  16. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Smaller does not mean it is cheaper to produce. The economics of manufacturing displays and sensors like used in FaceID mean it would cost the same or more than an iPhone X.
  17. Mac+1984 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2019
    Doubt they will ever put Touch ID back into the mix unless it is for the "iPhone SE 2" variant, but even then that is a stretch. Hopefully they won't put the iPhone 8 internals in it...but at least an A13 and hopefully A14.

    Regarding the purported hideous 3 camera block, I hope they can do something magical and revolutionary with it, otherwise it may be just another gimmick.

    Sounds like 2020 is the year to upgrade if at all.
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    We don't want a damn iPhone 8 SE! We want a small phone!!!!!
  19. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    I agree. In my experience FaceID has been much better than TouchID. However, it's possible Apple could include TouchID as a backup option for the times when FaceID is less convenient. This seems like an extra cost and unnecessary potential fail point though.
  20. BootsWalking macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2014
    2020 iPhones look a lot like 2019 iPhones, which look a lot like 2018 iPhones, etc etc..
  21. berrymetal macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2017
  22. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
    2019, we will getting a big software update.
    2020, we will getting a big hardware update.
  23. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    It's not a tech issue. Apple will not bring back TouchID because it is less secure.
  24. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2017
    No, it shouldn't, because that isn't why the product ever existed. No one cares what you would buy immediately.
  25. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    Touch ID, then Face ID, now back to Touch ID? Pick a lane, Apple! This is worse than are we swiping or inserting the chip. lol

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