No fingerprint sensor but an invisible TrueDepth camera: the biometric promise of the iPhone 16 holds in a few words for Ross Young. The DSCC executive and analyst made these remarks publicly at the end of the week, in order to clarify the many different predictions shared on this subject until now.
On Saturday, it was then Ming-Chi Kuo who wanted to confirm the information. The TFI Securities researcher is also leaning towards a release in 2024, not seeing there a delay linked to technical problems but rather to a sales strategy. With the Apple Car in the pipeline for almost eight years on a similar schedule, this may be one of the key components of the manufacturer’s secret sauce.
My prediction is the same – under-display Face ID coming in 2024 (iPhone 16), and this time schedule is less of a technical issue and more of a marketing purpose. https://t.co/yK17YkQEEX
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) April 2, 2022
Better for September
In the meantime, iPhone users should be able to count on the disappearance of the notch by the end of the year. Indeed, Apple would have planned to replace this design with a slightly more discreet duo of punches. Of course, remember however that these are hypotheses and that only the manufacturer will have the last word.
Kuo and Young are among the most influential sources to date regarding the secret projects that are brewing in Cupertino. But it also happens that they are wrong, as when the first had announced the arrival of the third generation AirPods with too much advance.
Several subcontractors in the running
Among the subcontractors to whom Apple entrusts the task of manufacturing the screens of its mobiles, we can mention in particular LG and Samsung. These are thus already pinned as designers of the successor to the notch with the iPhone 14. Their strength lies above all in the monstrous production capacity of their factories located in Asia, coupled with a workforce much more affordable than in the USA.
The two chaebols are also considered heavyweights in the sector, with several decades of recognized experience. And if Apple is one of their flagship customers, their own mobiles have also been successful. Like Samsung which, with the range Galaxy S22was able to crop the front lens brilliantly while improving the user experience.