It has long been rumored that Apple may add an underscreen fingerprint unlock feature to this year’s iPhone. The news made many Apple fans look forward to it. Mainly due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the daily need to wear masks has brought great inconvenience to face recognition and unlocking.

Now it looks like Apple fans will be disappointed. According to an update from Apple’s supply chain, design work on the iPhone 13 is almost complete and the product is almost complete. The expected fingerprint unlocking won’t be on the new phone, let alone an off-screen fingerprint. However, some analysts predict that Apple will add the under-screen fingerprint unlock technology to next year’s iPhone 14 series.

Apple’s new iPhone 13 series will launch earlier than last year’s iPhone 12 series, according to reports, with Apple fans expecting to get their hands on the device as early as late September.

There will still be four models, including the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The overall look remains the same as the iPhone 12’s rectangular bezel, but the fringe screen area will be significantly narrower, the receiver will move into the top bezel, and the rear camera module will be larger.

Notably, sources said that this year’s iPhone 13 series is expected to keep the original, or even slightly downsized, to cope with fierce competition from Samsung and domestic mobile phone brands, so as to improve the product’s cost performance to increase sales. The iPhone 13 could be the first iPhone in Apple’s history to be downgraded.