Taking apart the device to reveal the internals that makes it function, iFixit stumbled upon a peculiar situation when it tried replacing the 120Hz display. After employing a series of workarounds, the experts found that Face ID on iPhone 13 models that have undergone third-party display repairs would no longer work. iFixit notes, “right now, if you replace your screen, Apple kills your Face ID, unless they control the repair,” the issue could be tied to matching serial numbers on the display and iPhone 13 device itself.
Speaking to a licensed Apple repair technician, Apple support has stated that the issue is simply a bug and that a future iOS update would remedy the limitation.
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