Aside from other discovered features, leaked iOS 14 code has indicated that the next iPhone SE, tentatively named “iPhone 9”, might use a fingerprint sensor for biometrics and add support for the Express Transit feature for quickly paying for rides without validating with Touch ID.
9to5Mac has the report:
iOS 14 code also includes details about the upcoming iPhone 9, again corroborating past supply chain reporting. The iPhone 9 will support Touch ID as well as Express Transit capabilities. Apple is hoping to push iPhone 6 users — which does not feature support for Express Transit — to upgrade to the iPhone 9.
The next iPhone SE was thought to arrive this spring alongside the upcoming iOS 13.4 software update but new analyst reports have suggested that the company’s supposed March 31 event may have been cancelled or delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Regardless of that, the key takeaway here is that the long-anticipated iPhone SE 2 will be officially supported by iOS 14 and probably released by the fall.
Apple should preview the upcoming iOS 14, macOC 10.16, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference that should take place this summer. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that a physical gathering in San Jose could be cancelled in favor of virtual meetings and presentations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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