Apple just launched the iPhone 11 series, but leaks and speculations surrounding the next flagship iPhone are rife online. A new report courtesy of Forbes’ Kate O'Flaherty reveals that the iPhone 12 will feature a Touch ID but with a slightly different form. The recent claim is based on the report released by Economic Daily News, which claims that Apple has scheduled a meeting with a certain supplier to talk about the possibility of integrating an under-display fingerprint scanner on the upcoming iPhone 12.

Apple reportedly arranged a meeting with Taiwanese manufacturer GIS to discuss the likelihood of the iPhone 12 getting an under-display fingerprint scanner. This fingerprint scanner is the ultrasonic sensor made by Qualcomm, which sources its components from GIS. The ultrasonic sensor produced by Qualcomm is also used by Samsung in its Galaxy S10 range, but several reports claimed that the sensor is flawed.

Rumors have it that it might be discontinued on the Samsung Galaxy S11 series. Interestingly, the upcoming ultrasonic sensor that Qualcomm will make for the iPhone 12 will be reportedly larger, which is believed to prevent the issues currently experienced by the Samsung Galaxy range. The chipmaker unveiled its latest 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner a couple of days ago.

It measures 20mm x 30mm, far larger than the 4mm x 9mm reader currently used on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. The new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner is capable of reading a couple of fingerprints at once, says Engadget. A couple of months earlier, Bloomberg reported that Apple might reintroduce the Touch ID on it's iPhone 12, which adds to the evidence that it is indeed coming in 2020 iPhones.

It would be a great idea if Apple will not only feature the Touch ID but will also give users both Touch ID and Face ID options. This could give the iPhone 12 an extra layer of security biometrics, which most users like. Providing users with choices can help when it comes to security so far as the security options presented are rock solid, security researcher Sean Wright notes.

Apple would hopefully perform refinement, which would prevent important issues in the past, like in Samsung handsets, to be experienced by iPhone 12 users, the security researcher adds. If Apple is indeed reintroducing a new and improved Touch ID on iPhone 12 next year, it would certainly help users with an extra layer of authentication and security.