According to experts, Apple is preparing a special iPhone 12 version when bringing Touch ID feature back but in the form of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the screen.
The introduction of the iPhone X and later iPhone generations forced Apple to use Face ID instead of the previous Touch ID fingerprint sensor. However, Apple is likely to return to using this sensor on the iPhone 12. Specifically, Apple is reportedly working with BOE and Qualcomm to develop an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the screen.
According to Appleinsider, the supplier of GIS touch screen (from Foxconn) of Apple and the assembly partner Qualcomm are working with BOE display company to develop ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology under the above screen. iPhone 12. In which a GIS touch panel manufacturing plant will be used to produce these parts.
GIS and Qualcomm previously provided ultrasonic fingerprint sensor modules for Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series. So it wouldn’t be surprising if both of them worked together and helped bring this sensor to iPhone for Apple.
The above information is a continuation of previous rumors that Apple wants to revive Touch ID as a fingerprint sensor under the screen. Especially, Apple has many patents on this technology.
However, one thing that still makes many people wonder is the appearance of BOE. The Chinese screen manufacturer is making efforts to invest in the line to soon compete for an OLED supply capacity for Apple in the future. But BOE’s participation in supplying OLED panels for iPhone 12 has not been confirmed by both sides.
Back in March 2020, there were rumors that BOE was cooperating with GIS to produce 5.4 inch OLED panels, although it is not clear whether it is part of the contract with Apple.
Currently Samsung Display and LG Display are the two leading OLED display suppliers for Apple. But Apple has long wanted to diversify its supply chain to avoid relying too much on a partner. Therefore, it is likely that BOE will soon become a part of Apple’s supply chain.