- The upcoming iPhone 9 mid-ranger is expected to be packing a Touch ID sensor as well as the Express Transit feature.
- The details were provided by an early build of iOS 14, which also revealed that the upcoming iPad Pro refresh will have three cameras on the back.
- Apple is expected to offer more details on iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 during the summer, although it’s likely that the event will be a lowkey affair given the Coronavirus outbreak across the world.
There has been plenty of talk about Apple’s intentions to release a successor to the iPhone SE. This device was tentatively named the iPhone SE 2 but was subsequently said to be known as the iPhone 9. A new report that uncovered some juicy details about the iOS 14 update has also let slip a couple of interesting details about this budget smartphone.
The code within iOS 14 seems to suggest that Apple will offer support for Express Transit, a feature that allows users to quickly authenticate transactions or tokens without using fingerprint authentication. It’s already well-known within Apple circles that the iPhone 9 will see the addition of a Touch ID sensor instead of the more elaborate Face ID scanner.
While previous estimates suggested that the iPhone 9 will be revealed at an event scheduled for the end of March, it seems like that may not happen. Since the revelation was made by early iOS 14 code, it’s safe to say that the company will launch the iPhone 9 during fall along with the iPhone 12 lineup.
The report from 9to5Mac also corroborated previous reports that the new iPad Pro model will come with a triple camera setup similar to the iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max.
Apple is expected to reveal more details about iOS 14 at the WWDC event, while also providing information on watchOS 7 and tvOS 14. While WWDC is held in the summer each year, things may be slightly different in 2020 given the COVID-19 outbreak in parts of the U.S.