Jul 03, 7:40 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Julio Cachila 07/03/19 AT 7:27 AM Apple is reportedly ditching Face ID and will instead release a cheaper Touch ID-equipped iPhone model exclusively for China.Apple may have ditched Touch ID and replaced it with Face ID on its latest models, but a report claims that the Cupertino tech giant is working on an iPhone model that will feature the older security feature in lieu of the more advanced face recognition technology.According to a report from Chinese news site Global Times, Apple is working on an iPhone model with an under-display fingerprint scanner that will be used for Touch ID. This iPhone model, however, will only be released in China.This information, the news site said, came from a report from caijing.com.cn citing sources in the “upstream industry supply chain.” Global Times also cited several bits of information that seem to give credence to the aforementioned change in the iPhone’s security feature.Confirmed?First, according to an anonymous “industry insider,” Apple is doing this likely to “save on costs.” The US-China trade war obviously affected Apple’s sales in the Chinese market. By lowering the costs of producing a new iPhone, Apple will… Read full this story
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