Chinese media are reporting that Apple has plans to launch an iPhone tailored specifically for China and that this phone will have an under-display fingerprint reader. But does it make sense?
Would the company be doing this because the rest of the world does not want an in-display fingerprint reader? Or are there features that the Chinese want that the rest of us do not?
Or perhaps, finally Apple wants to produce a really affordable iPhone that will be sold only in the highly competitive Chinese market? But why not also India? And Nigeria? Afterall, Apple has been struggling with iPhone sales in all of these price-sensitive countries.
Whichever way we look at it, it just does not make business sense to produce such a phone for China alone. If Apple is indeed working on an iPhone with in-display fingerprint reader, it will likely be available globally the way the iPhones before it have always been.
The rumoured iPhone will lack FaceID though, the report says, in order to keep costs low. Both face ID and in-display fingerprint readers have been a joke, largely, though the latter are getting better really fast.