The analyst said that Apple won't release any models with Touch ID within the next two years.

In a research note published in September of this year, Apple's senior analyst, Ronald Kuo, predicted that the company would launch at least one new model with an under-screen fingerprint sensor in the second half of the next decade.

I previously predicted that the next generation of iPhones would support under-display Touch ID at the earliest. Face ID with a mask on the phone is a great solution.

According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Mark Gurman, Apple did test an under-screen fingerprint scanner for some of the iPhone 13 models, but decided not to move forward with the idea.

When Face ID did not work with masks, under-screen Touch ID would have been more useful. An argument could still be made that having both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID on an Apple device would provide customers with the best of both worlds, but according to a recent report, that will not happen for several years.

I previously predicted iPhones would support under-display fingerprint sensing/Touch ID in 2023 at the earliest. But the latest survey indicates new iPhones in 2023 & 2024 may not adopt under-display Touch ID. Face ID with a mask on iPhone is already a great biometrics solution. — 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 30, 2022

There is a chance that Apple will introduce an iPad Air and iPad mini with Touch ID built into the power button, but there have been no rumors suggesting that Apple will do that.