Apple is reportedly planning to use Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint reader in its future iPhones. The tech giant is partnering up with Taiwanese touchscreen maker GIS to develop an iPhone for 2020 or 2021 that can use the under-display tech, according to MacRumors citing Economic Daily News.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The tech giant’s history of working with Qualcomm on phone chips is long and complex. Apple had originally used modems from German company Infineon when it first launched the iPhone 10 years ago, before switching to Qualcomm in 2011. Intel then bought Infineon in 2011, but those chips weren’t used again until the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016 after a dispute over Qualcomm’s licensing fees.