Greg Joswiak, Apple’s VP of product marketing still has plans for the company’s biometric authentication system. While Face ID will become a staple for future devices, Touch ID will continue to play a role as well.
Joswiak further mentioned that Touch ID has worked particularly well on the iPad lineup, and this success ensures that the technology won’t go away anytime soon.
iPad Mini, iPad Air and lower-end iPads still authenticate using the Touch ID system, one that brings down the overall cost of entry. What’s more, it’s on the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
Older iPhones that have the Touch ID technology, e.g., iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 are still being sold, but Apple is moving forward by sticking to Face ID for their newer iPhone models.
Apple is rumored to combine Face ID with a sort of fingerprint authentication via scanner in the near future, which may not be under the label Touch ID anymore. We’ll just have to wait and see.