This is not the first case of such assumptions. Since even before the iPhone 13 appeared, there were reports that a fingerprint sensor could be added to it.
Since the iPhone X series, Apple has been using Face ID. While face unlocking has become commonplace for smartphone manufacturers, many Android manufacturers prefer to combine both face unlocking and fingerprint unlocking. Since it is more convenient for the mass user.
For Apple users, Face ID has certain security risks, which is why there have been numerous complaints in this regard. The situation is aggravated by the fact that during a pandemic, in many cases, the mandatory wearing of masks is introduced. Of course, the Face ID feature won’t work with a mask. Since the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, Apple needs to improvise.
In addition, there are also rumors that the Pro and Pro Max models may have a screen with a small round cutout for the camera, which will replace the proprietary “bangs”.