Last week we reported that replacing the iPhone 13 screen from a local repair shop might cost the Face ID functionality unless the repair shop also moved the microprocessor chip from the original iPhone 13 screen.
Repair experts recently reported that Apple has added a control chip to the new iPhones which is necessary for the Face ID to work. It is necessary to replace the chip from the original screen, which is a complex process and really complicated to be handled by local repair shops due to the lack of the right tool.
Apple authorised repair shops, on the other hand, have a software tool that allows them to seamlessly transfer the screen swap process including the necessary chip required for the Face ID to work.
However, The Verge is now reporting that Apple is planning to let go of this restriction and allow the Face ID to work without replacing the microcontroller after the screen swap.
The website has confirmed that the company will bring this change via a future software update. There’s no official timeline provided by the company about the software update in question.