Probably there is still more than a month left for Apple’s official presentation of a new line of iPhones. It probably includes two other OLED models and a low-cost LCD variant. But the rumor is already in full swing with regards to updates in progress. They are preparing for 2020 and the 2021 generations.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that he knows what the iPhone 13 will bring in terms of biometric recognition technology. And is something that other experts and voices they wait for it to happen already this year. Due to technical problems, Apple may decide to delay the return of Touch ID sensor for 12 months in 2020.
The Future Of Fingerprint Authentication Is Not Visible
It’s no secret that Apple rarely takes risks with innovative, immature and unpolished technologies, sometimes waiting too long before time. In-display fingerprint readers have existed for over a year on high-end Android devices, debuting in China. And gradually expanding around the world in products from different brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, LG, Nokia, etc.
The problem is that these very interesting hidden fingerprint scanners are generally not much better than their conventional counterparts. In most cases, they are actually worse in terms of speed, accuracy, and reliability. Which is quite obvious when it comes to the Galaxy S10 family. While it’s not as flashy as the “normal” S10 and S10 +. The low-end Galaxy S10e is equipped with a visible-side fingerprint sensor that works perfectly almost 100 percent of the time.
This does not mean that smartphone manufacturers will return to traditional methods of scanning users’ fingerprints for authentication and payment. Instead, we should expect that fingerprint technology on the screen will improve over time. Or die painfully when 3D facial recognition takes its place. But the two features can also coexist and tells us that this is what many companies aspire to.
A Reborn Touch ID And A Constantly Updated Face ID Are The Dream Of Security
Although Apple does not test new things very often, one of its recent high-risk experiments has given good results. As the innovative Face ID feature on the iPhone X 2017 has worked really well from the beginning. And immediately reassuring the Touch ID fans in terms of speed, reliability, and safety. So, it was not surprising to see the full recognition of the iPhone 2018 fingerprint to favor super-advanced facial scanner. The same that Google is trying to compete with Pixel 4.
Apple will continue to refine the Face ID experience, if correct, you should not exclude a screen-supported fingerprint sensor. Together, the two avant-garde biometric recognition technologies could constitute an indestructible shield. Even for the most experienced hackers in the world, not to mention the advantages in terms of practicality.
First, Apple must ensure that any attempt to revive and modernize Touch ID meets its stringent quality standards. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, it can take up to another 18 months. According to reports, some currently unresolved challenges include energy consumption, the size of the fingerprint detection area. And the thickness of the detection module and the speed of production performance. Which we assume are exactly the same problems that affect performance on Android devices.
It is very likely that Apple can afford to wait and continue to polish the technology behind closed doors. Well, this is the fact that rivals using Android are still way behind the Cupertino-based technology giant. When it comes to implementing alternative Face IDs.