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Apple to completely abandon Touch ID

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American company Apple has definitively abandoned plans to reintroduce the Touch ID sensor in its iPhone smartphones, reports MacRumors.

The publication notes that the majority of Apple's equipment used for manufacturing the microchips necessary for Touch ID in iPhones has now been permanently halted. However, the remaining devices are used for the third-generation iPhone SE, suggesting that Apple does not plan to revive Touch ID as an authentication method on iPhones in the near future.

The report states that there are no trustworthy rumors about the return of Apple's fingerprint-scanning technology to the iPhone 16 lineup.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the fourth-generation iPhone SE will be equipped with the Face ID system, replacing the last model that still uses Touch ID. However, there are ongoing rumors that Apple is working on under-display fingerprint scanning technology, which may be introduced around 2026 - the same time frame when the company allegedly plans to move Face ID under the device's display.

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