A patent filed by Apple could allow Touch ID to make its (much anticipated) return on the screens of the next generations of iPhones and iPads.
A large number of analysts indicate that the fingerprint reader could return on the next smartphones of the Cupertino company. Recently, Apple obtained a patent to integrate Touch ID under the iPhone screen.
Apple could resurrect this highly anticipated feature
With the launch of the iPhone X, the Cupertino company marked the abandonment of the Key ID fingerprint reader. Since the launch of this model, Face ID has become the new biometric security standard for the American giant’s devices. Note that all successors to the iPhone X come with this feature.
However, it should be noted that the fingerprint reader is popular with consumers and specialists in the security of sensitive data. On the other hand, it should be noted that the abandonment of Touch ID allowed Apple to remove the thick border that emphasized the touch screen of iPhones.
By obtaining this patent, the next smartphones from the Cupertino company could integrate Touch ID under the screen. This is a feature that will appeal to a large number of fans.
Touch ID has been abandoned, or almost
Lately, several rumors are circulating about the possibility of seeing Touch ID reappear on the iPhone. In part, the rumor seems to be confirmed, especially since Apple recently obtained a patent for this technology. This has been filed with the United States Intellectual Property Management Agency (USPTO).
The patent-pending for Touch ID explains how to place a fingerprint reader under the iPhone’s touchscreen to capture an image of the fingerprint. Note that the Cupertino company has already launched several patents on the same subject.
But the newly filed patent shows that the fingerprint reader is placed behind a touchscreen. The Touch ID could potentially integrate on the iPhone 14, the iPad, or even the Apple Watch.
Recall that Bloomberg suggests that Face ID should also arrive on Macs within a few years.