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iPhone SE 2: Will It Feature Face ID & Touch ID?

The iPhone SE 2 is being eagerly awaited by fans whilst being expected to herald in a new era of the best iOS and iPhone functionality at budget price.

Fans who enjoyed the original iPhone SE’s touch ID home button are in for good news – according to reputable leakster, Evan Blass, the upcoming ‘New Spring iPhone 2020,’ presumed to be the iPhone SE 2, will retain the home button.

But whether the tech giant retains the touch ID functionality of the button is under question.

Given how much Apple has invested in facial recognition for Face ID and the fact that it refuses to develop in-screen fingerprint sensors – unlike all the flagship Androids competitors – it’s being suggested the iPhone SE 2 won’t host both Touch ID and Facial ID.

Apple’s main philosophy is designing what consumer’s want tomorrow, not today – suggesting the company doesn’t necessarily factor in what consumers think they want, but develops what they don’t know they want.

And it’s a philosophy that has seen the company reach great successes – from refining Xerox’s GUI and mouse with the Macintosh in the 1980s to releasing the almost all-screen iPhone in 2007.

One of Steve Jobs most renown quote is ‘Our job is to figure out what they’re going to want before they do,’ which perfectly reflects Apple’s approach to most of their products – as well as their refusal to bow to consumers’ desires, such as calls to include a USB-C port for the iPhone.

Given this history and nature, tech reporters and leaksters are reluctant to predict that Apple would incorporate both the Touch ID and Face ID into the iPhone SE 2.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Evan Blass’ iPhone SE 2 scoop commented on a compromise for the phone – give it a home button but without touch ID.

But while this speculation swirls across the internet, consumers will have to wait for the official release of the iPhone SE 2 to see what it features and includes. If rumours are correct, the budget phones release is ‘early 2020.’

Apple has made no official comment or details on any features mentioned in this story.

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