We have heard a lot about the new iPhone 9, also known as iPhone SE, which according to rumors could be launched in April. There were references to the new entry-level iPhone model in the iOS 14 code and now new rumors are coming thanks to the firmware iOS 13.4.5 beta released for developers.
iOS 13.4.5 Beta
What emerged from the code confirms that Apple continues to work internally on the new API carkey, that will allow you to use the iPhone and also the Apple Watch for unlock, lock and start a car. The novelty, however, lies in the fact that in iOS 13.4.5 mentioned the compatibility between Car Key and an iPhone with Touch ID for the first time. Previously, the code strings mentioned compatibility only with iPhone models with Face ID, but Apple has now added references to an iPhone with Touch ID. As previously reported, CarKey can be used without biometric authentication via Express Transit Card technology, even when the phone has no battery. Although Express Transit mode is available on iPhone 6s and later, use in case of low battery only works with iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone 11 models.
iOS 13.4.5, therefore, reveals that there is a model of iPhone with Touch ID integrated compatible with CarKe cardsy and Express Transit which works even when the battery is low. Since the iPhone 8 does not have this combination of features, this code probably refers to the new iPhone 9. Yesterday we showed you the images of a cover for the new iPhone 9 which apparently will be announced in the first weeks of April. Apple is also believed to be developing a iPhone 9 Plus with a larger 5.5-inch display.