What was once remote is becoming increasingly likely: Apple should launch a new fingerprint reader on future iPhones, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The news corroborates some rumors that began circulating last July about a possible version of Touch ID embedded in the screen, a possibility that was also raised by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
More precisely, Mark Gurman inferred that the new Touch ID implementation could occur in add to Face IDallowing users to authenticate themselves through both fingerprints and face.
The next fingerprint reader would be embedded in the screen, allowing the user to scan their fingerprints on a large portion of the display, and would work in conjunction with the existing Face ID system.
According to Bloomberg, the technology is being tested within Apple and among Apple vendors in some countries, with the possibility that the news will reach iPhones next year or later by 2021, according to people familiar with the subject.
In this sense, Apple's partner companies in the manufacture of iPhones have proven that they are able to successfully integrate the new technology, but not on a large scale. Thus, the launch of this iPhone (which may include other major design changes) would seem to depend on prototype results and factory production capabilities.
By offering both Touch ID and Face ID, Apple would increase the convenience and unlock speed of the iPhone (so that one would compensate for the other). In addition, if the Touch ID is in fact integrated with the display of the gadgetApple will be able to keep the design introduced with the iPhone X, enhancing the overall user experience.
THE Bloomberg also "confirmed" the news released yesterday by Nikkei that Apple would launch a new low-cost iPhone which is popularly being called "iPhone SE 2" in 2020. For Gurman, the possible gadget It had a revised design similar to that of the iPhone 8 and would retain the (second generation) Touch ID.
True or not, the fact that next week we will learn about the new iPhones and what technologies Ma reserves for its next generation of smartphones, especially with regard to the rear camera system of the device.