iPhone 16 will most likely have invisible FaceID sensors hidden under the display. The forecasts made in recent days by Ross Young, analyst and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), have also been confirmed and confirmed by Ming-Chi Kuo, authoritative analyst of TF International Securities.
After the disappearance of the notch in favor of a couple of holes in the display (one round and one pill), which should take place with the next iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple would therefore intend to start using on the iPhone the UDC technology that will allow to integrate into the display, making them practically invisible, both the flood illuminator and the infrared camera, which make three-dimensional face recognition possible, and the classic front camera.
Apple would be working on the development of this technology for some time now, continuing, in parallel, also the improvement of the Face ID that on the iPhone 13 has been slightly reduced in size. At the same time, the Cupertino company has integrated Touch ID into the power key on the iPad Air and iPad mini.
On the other hand, the possibilities of future implementation of a Touch ID system integrated into the display are increasingly weak. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, it would be very unlikely that Apple would release iPhones with this feature in 2023 or 2024. No predictions for the future. According to both the WSJ and Bloomberg, Apple has already tested this technology on some prototypes but, evidently, may have decided not to continue with development.