It’s more than a year that Apple gave up its Touch ID or fingerprint sensor, and this marked the launch of the highly secure Face ID on the iPhone X. 2018/2019 saw the Touch ID only on Apple’s iPad series, and these could be the last of the fingerprint sensors from Apple. Now a new report states that Apple will introduce a full-screen Touch ID on its next iPhones, which will probably debut in 2020.
The in-display fingerprint sensors are presently ruling on most Android smartphones. However, they are presently limited to only a particular area on the display as the sensor is below the display panel and cannot be large enough to sense the entire display area. But Apple seems to have found a new breakthrough that allows the entire display panel or its Retina Display to read fingerprints. The entire display will be able to authenticate your finger, wherever you touch it.
Samsung’s Galaxy 10 flagships for 2019 showed the world that fingerprint sensors could be placed within the glass itself, unlike others who can use it from underneath the glass. However, this technology too can be used only within a specific area within the glass. Apple seems to take this further and use the entire display. According to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, the Apple iPhone ahead will authenticate you wherever you place your finger on the screen, reports SoftPedia. This will not only help you unlock the device faster, but will also help you authenticate apps individually, before even opening it.
Sadly, the new display technology would only increase the price of the iPhone and a display replacement will be almost impossible from local vendors, leave alone the expense.
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