“Apple has been granted a new patent, which indicated that the company will include an on-screen fingerprint sensor for the first device in its next iPhone device, as per the source.”
Apple is intending to add an on-screen fingerprint sensor in its next iPhone device, according to Patently Apple. The brand is considering to redesign its upcoming iPhones in order to keep up with the interest of the users. It has been reported that the recently launched models, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR have failed to satisfy users’ desire for upgrading. Last year we saw the brand replacing the fingerprint scanner with facial recognition. Now it has been granted a new patent, which indicated that the company will include an on-screen fingerprint sensor for the first device in its next iPhone device, as per the source.
It has also been pointed by the source that Apple has been evaluating biometric sensor providers General Interface Solution (GIS), O-film and TPK Holding. Interestingly, GIS, TPK Holding and O-film are also the suppliers for the Samsung’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint recognition technology, that would be used for the brand’s upcoming premium smartphone, Galaxy S10 in 2019. As per the report, the next year’s iPad would get the in-display fingerprint scanner before the new iPhone.
The ultrasonic recognition technology is reportedly very fast, efficient and safer on grounds of other identification technologies. Also, the slow response of the existing fingerprint recognition technology is one of the reasons behind the ultrasound technology which would be a powerful successor to Apple’s next TouchID.
The on-screen fingerprint scanning technology was first adopted by Vivo after a collaboration between Vivo and Synaptics, the US-based sensor maker. The result has been successfully revealed in the Vivo X20 Plus UD, which is the brand’s flagship device. Since then, the demand for the on-screen fingerprint sensor has only been growing, which has lead several brands to adopt the feature in their devices, including Samsung and now Apple.