iPhone 13 could feature in-screen Face ID or Touch ID unlock iPhone 12 Pro Max

Having been largely responsible for introducing the smartphone display notch with the iPhone X, Apple is now busy trying to get rid of it: new patents have revealed the company’s plans to embed its Face ID and Touch ID tech underneath the screens of its mobile devices rather than in a cut-out or bezel.

The snappily named Photodetectors Integrated into Thin-Film Transistor Backplanes patent, as spotted by Apple Insider, goes into an impressive amount of technical detail about how a display can be layered.