This rumor is gaining strength since apparently in a report with Apple’s supply chain partners, BOE and Qualcomm, the new “iPhone 12” that will be released in the fall of this year, would have the return of Touch ID to the models of high-end, it would be a new Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader that would be placed on the screen.

The return of Touch ID closer

With the addition of larger screens for the iPhone X and later models of this mobile, it led Apple to create and use a new technology called Face ID. With this solution they eliminated the start button in the design of the iPhone. A report that was published on Monday mentioned that “Touch ID could be returning in late 2020 for some models of the new iPhone 12”

Qualcomm partner GIS is reportedly working with OLED display firm BOE to incorporate new ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology into its displays, the Daily News reported. Apparently, the manufacturing of GIS touch panels as part of the Hon Hai group will be used for the production of the parts.

GIS and Qualcomm are responsible for providing the modules used by the Samsung company in its Galaxy S20 series of smartphones. It is thought within the medium, that in case Apple is looking to incorporate this function into its iPhone line, the companies GIS and Qualcomm will have access to this technology, and the producer of OLED screens, BOE, would be preparing to incorporate the components in their screens.

These data are a continuation of several previous rumors in which they mentioned that Apple was looking for the reincorporation of Touch ID in some way. The Cupertino company has multiple patents on the subject, which also include the use of acoustic images and a pore system for a solution based on optics.

The rumor seems to be true because of the previous relationship of GIS and Qualcomm with Apple, the only obstacle so far is BOE. It is believed that the Chinese screen producer is trying to secure a space in the chain of suppliers of parts for iPhone phones, including the manufacture of OLED lines exclusive to Apple, but so far the participation of BOE in the ” iPhone 12”

Back in March, there were rumors that BOE was collaborating with GIS on OLED panels for use in a 5.4-inch phone model, but there were doubts about that as it was unclear whether Apple had signed a contract for the start of their production.

Currently, Samsung and LG Display provide iPhone screens to Apple, you just have to see if the apple company requires more capacity than it already has with these two providers.