According to Bloomberg, Apple is going to return the Touch ID fingerprint scanner to the new iPhone models. This will happen in 2020.
Apple plans to place the scanner on the screen – as in some Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei models. But, unlike devices from other manufacturers, the finger will be read anywhere on the screen. In this case, Apple will leave a Face ID, that is, smartphones for convenience can still be unlocked by scanning the face. In the spring of 2020, Apple may release an updated iPhone SE model. Touch ID will not be on the screen, but in the button on the home page.
Touch ID appeared in iPhones in 2013, it was built into the Home button. Manufacturers of Android smartphones mainly placed similar scanners on the back of the devices.
Touch ID disappeared in 2017 with the release of the iPhone X, but remained in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, released in the same year. In the iPhone X, and later in the iPhone RX, XS and XS Max, it was replaced by a Face ID face scanner. However, Apple does not recommend relying on Face ID as reliable protection and recommends setting a password.