A note to MacRumors investors by analysts at Barclays Research believes it is likely that the iPhone 13s that will arrive later this year will have Touch ID under the screen.
The report also corroborates other details about the iPhone 13, such as that the devices will feature a smaller notch.
Perhaps most interesting, analysts say the iPhone 13 will feature Touch ID support on the screen, citing “extensive industry conversations.”
Both Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal have reported that on-screen Touch ID is in testing for the iPhone 13.
Barclays analysts believe that the iPhone 13 will add “fingerprint under glass” this year as the “security feature of the future.”
Elsewhere in the investor note, Barclays Research predicts that the iPhone 13’s notch will be smaller this year thanks to changes to the structured light system design. The new design will be “more tightly integrated.” The LiDAR scanner is also likely to remain exclusive to the ‘Pro’ models this year.
Finally, the Barclays Research report states that Apple plans a “bigger change” to the design of the notch in 2022. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had already said that the Pro models of the iPhone 14 from 2022 will completely abandon the Notch in favor of a hole-in-the-wall design used by some Android flagships.