Usually reliable Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple has plans to release an LCD display iPhone with a Touch ID-enabled power button in the first half of 2021. Kuo said the fingerprint solution will be capacitive and sport a “new design” for an improved user experience.
In a research note with TF International Securities, shared by MacRumors, Kuo says the new handset will use an LCD display, which suggests the device will be a lower-cost model. Kuo said last month the device would not include Face ID, allowing it to have a nearly edge-to-edge screen with a smaller notch.
Kuo last month also claimed the 2021 “iPhone SE 2 Plus” will feature a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch display, which would put the device’s size somewhere in between the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 11.
This isn’t the only prediction Kuo has made in recent days as he also said this week that “We forecast that Apple’s major new hardware products in 1H20 include the 4.7-inch LCD iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, smaller wireless charging mat, UWB tag, and a high-end Bluetooth headphone.”