Analyst says 2019 Apple iPhone models will have USB-C port and in-display Touch ID

Analyst says 2019 Apple iPhone models will have USB-C port and in-display Touch ID
We already know that the 2019 Apple iPhone models are expected to look very similar to the 2018 versions. Some believe that the only difference will be more AR capabilities. However, according to a column in Forbes written by Jean Baptiste Su, Vice-President and Principal Analyst at Atherton Research, the 2019 Apple iPhone units will feature a USB-C port and will come equipped with an in-screen Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

A smaller notch is also rumored to be onboard the 2019 iPhones, and that makes sense. As the technology found in the notch shrinks in size, Apple should be able to reduce the size of the notch as well. In addition, Apple could be adding a TrueDepth Camera to the back of the 2019 iPhones. Unlike the structured light method currently used on the front-facing version of the camera, Apple is said to be considering using the "Time of Flight" method for the back of the 2019 models. This is a less expensive system that is easier to manufacturer than the current method.

Apple dropped the proprietary Lightning port on the iPad Pro last year, and many are hoping that the same thing happens to the iPhone this year. The move to USB-C might make it easier for iPhone users to find accessories for their handset. It also could help them find cheaper alternatives when they need to replace their charger.

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40 Comments

1. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Great that they will ise USB C in their upcoming entire products. But I do hope apple will remain the face ID, can’t go back to touch ID when logging to apps such as banks.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1535; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Huh what r u talking??? I’m still i7 and still doing great with Touch ID. Matter of fact, everytime download an app on X genth iphone it is quite annoy you have to double tap power before you can download.

14. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

the reason you need to tap the power button is to avoid an unwanted download (you also do the same when initiating an apple pay payment), its a great way to confirm/secure your actions - same as placing your finger on FP sensor. but there are many actions where face ID does its thing without effort, where tapping an action on screen does not ALSO require any other taps on physical buttons like filling in passwords or logging into bank apps, etc. On contrary, with FP sensor you still have to place your finger on the button to proceed. I know this is little stuff, but it all accumulates to better experience, in my opinion.

22. drunkenjay

Posts: 1625; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

You forget that Face ID doesn’t work horizontally unlike Touch ID, unlocking without having to stare at the phone, can’t unlock if you wear something on your face I.e masks. I personally prefer Touch ID way more.

24. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

It certainly *does* work both vertically and horizontally on the 2018 iPad Pro. So there is little to no doubt this will hold true for the 2019 iPhones Xs and Xs Pro.

27. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1131; Member since: May 01, 2017

Yeah because there's so many people just walking around with masks on...

23. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1091; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And with an in-display fps you have your finger on the display anyway to further use the app you just started so what's really the additional effort? Besides Apple will likely laud its in-display fps as more secure than Face ID, when it finally comes, though earlier rumors say it won't be 2019 but 2020 when Apple comes with in-display fps, opting to keep the current design another year. Unless disappointing sales have moved up their agenda, but rumors saw the 2020 iPhone ditching Face ID for a new all-screen design.

21. slashas

Posts: 118; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

I would like to have both Face ID and FPS ;) FPS on my I7plus is so slow :)

28. Godlymansean

Posts: 268; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

My i7+ touch ID is fast.

31. cncrim

Posts: 1535; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

TouchID slow bc you didn’t retrain/rescan your touchID.

12. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

peaceboy, i know some dont agree (and some are actually honest instead of that anti-apple fanboy garbage). but i gotta agree with you. i switched from FP on my samsungs to face id on iphoneX and i'm never going back - apple really nailed it with the face ID... consistent unlock regardless how dirty/wet your hands are, effortless password entry, effortless log-into apps or website... I'M NOT GOING BACK. USBC is fine - it's just like lightning (reversable), but i still like lightning as it feels like it snaps in vs the rest of ports. also lightning is easy to clean out if lint gets in there.. but i dont mind usbc - its a huge improvement for micro/mini usb..

32. cncrim

Posts: 1535; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Choice is yours, FaceID is great however they shouldn’t remove TouchID and slap $1000+ price on it. Eventually people will talk with their wallet and it is show, just look at the marketcap.

3. BCMWorld

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Oh yes or risk sinking with their overpriced crappy itoys They dont have a choice than to copy the leading smartphone innovators like sammy and the rest

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They aren't going to have any of that, this is just damage control from this most recent disaster. Promise the sky and slowly bring down expectations.

11. rouyal

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

^^This guy's got jokes xD

4. cncrim

Posts: 1535; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Now, Apple is under pressure to perform and I love it to see drastic innovation not tick tock upgrade like last 6 years. Apple does has capital and talents however can they make product that can kill iphone line?

5. Wazupmrg

Posts: 135; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

So, kind of copying Samsung again. Lol

6. monkeyb

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

And we all believe in Analysts correct. See this is what happens: - Random analyst yaps some sh*t. - Some fans, all trolls and all haters start bashing Apple saying Apple is copying something. - New analyst says something completely different. - Haters scold Apple again. - Ultimately Apple does not implement anything any of these analysts say. - Some fans are disappointed, haters rejoice as if they won the lottery. So ya, excited to read what analysts say and how people over react for no real reason.

26. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"And we all believe in Analysts correct" Only when they say something good. FPS or Iris scanner is the safest security there is.

7. Subie

Posts: 2260; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The only way I can see Apple dropping the lightning port is if they feel USB type-c would help sell a lot more handsets. They would have to sell enough units(and then some) to offset the loss of royalty payments made from lightning port accessories...

9. cmdacos

Posts: 3778; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No they don't. They just have to raise the retail of the phone like they did this year after adding nothing to the X.

10. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

looks like apple is gonna build an android.. no more choices

13. OneLove123

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Now, they need to get rid of that stale looking icons.

15. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

nah, i like my apps to be front and center. all the info i need inside the apps is displayed on my lockscreen organized as I need them. so i disagree with you on that.

34. OneLove123

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I like to see all of my wallpaper in the front and not icons blocking it.

36. Vancetastic

Posts: 657; Member since: May 17, 2017

I just have a few mostly used app icons on my home screen, and put the rest in folders on my second and third screen. I can see my wallpaper that way. IPhone X, by the way. I do wish I could have android style widgets sometimes...

39. Marcwand3l

Posts: 381; Member since: May 08, 2017

The fact that you disagree with him doesn't make you right and him wrong. It's not like you constantly use every single app you have on your phone so having them front and center doesn't serve a real need and it's more like you don't have a choice when you are limited by iOS's home screen functionality. The icons on ios are stale looking. The icon style is basically the same since the launch or ios, it's doesn't get much stale than that.

40. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

1. Didn’t say he was wrong 2. You can have any screen free from apps just like android. You can store literally one app on every screen or better yet just store then all in an app folder (just like android app drawer) which you can make hundred of times. 3. Why not put that picture on your lock screen (which can be different from home screen picture) and you can view it unobstructed milllion times a day without unlocking your phone. 4. I don’t understand the argument - is this what we got to - nitpicking?

16. Vokilam

Posts: 993; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

EDIT: double post..

17. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

As long they have the intel modem and they carry the same boring software of the last 10 years then it will be a let down just like the Xs Max

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