The advent of Face ID started a pica saga known as “The destination of touch ID”. Its main storyline, as its name implies, is the worldwide doubt of what will happen to Apple's fingerprint system. Some bet on its survival as a complementary element of security, while others find that it quickly fades in favor of recognition technology. facial.
A few weeks ago, Ming Chi Kuo, from KGI Securities (the most accurate analyst in the world of Apple), had thought that Touch ID still had a chance to survive: if the Face ID was not very well received by the public or there was a problem with its production rate, But it could bring the digital reader back if it was in a new technology incorporated in the screen or even in the back, as many manufacturers already do. Now the analyst comes back with an update of his opinions on the subject and, well, they have changed somewhat.
According to a note sent to investors and obtained by the 9to5MacKuo now bets his chips on a very close death of Touch ID on iPhones. According to him, Apple will deploy the TrueDepth camera, which enables face recognition, across its smartphone line next year, smoothing out the digital player of its devices and paving the way for a complete technology-wide disappearance. After all, all the paradigms that debut on iPhone end up going to other Apple products like iPads and Macs. With Touch ID itself it was like that, after all.
Kuo further states that 3D recognition will be a “big differentiator in marketing” for the 2018 iPhones, and that Apple should soon overcome supply chain issues that are causing some delay in iPhone X manufacturing.
Android smartphone makers, in turn, rush to try to develop some similar technology and may also put the implementation of digital readers aside progressively, says the analyst. Finally, he states that the integrated biometric sensor on the screen will end up not winning out in the industry for its difficulty of implementation and far higher price alternatives.
Of course, it is too hasty to now give a judgment of value about these statements. For two reasons: First, we are not sure if Kuo's predictions will become true; Secondly, iPhone X has not even reached consumers' hands, so we have no way of stating the real-world experience of using Face ID.
Obviously chances are the technology will be a disaster and not have the same usability as Touch ID, but something tells me that Apple would not take such a drastic attitude if it did not have full confidence in the ability of the feature to replace the digital reader with praise. .
Let's wait to see it anyway?