The notch was introduced by the iPhone X, the Dynamic Island by the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 16 Pro is expected to offer the next logical step: embedded Face ID components beneath the display itself. However, according to the most recent report, we shouldn’t expect Apple to adopt Samsung’s under-display camera strategy before 2026…
Apple has had patents for embedded Face ID for several years, and it was speculated that the technology would be included in this year’s iPhone 15.
According to The Elec, embedded Face ID will be limited to Pro models next year before making its way into base models in 2025. Meanwhile, Apple is expected to implement the ‘under-panel face ID’ feature, which hides Face IDs beneath the screen, in next year’s iPhone 16-series Pro lineup.
When using an under-panel face ID, it is necessary to ensure display transparency and package technology as external light penetrates the display and enters the face ID. According to the Elec report, Apple will include an under-screen front-facing camera in 2026, when technology will be far more advanced.