Since Apple launched the Face ID iPhone, the outside world has been speculating about when the fingerprint recognition function will return, and whether it will adopt the same under-screen fingerprint recognition mode as Android phones. Although there are many rumors that Apple still prefers Face ID, the fingerprint recognition under the screen is unlikely to be applied on the iPhone in the next few years.
But in fact, Apple still has ink on the fingerprint recognition under the screen. Just this week, Apple obtained a patent for under-screen fingerprint recognition, and this patent has more functions related to physiological information than the existing under-screen fingerprint recognition of Android phones.
Apple’s new under-screen fingerprint recognition patent combines short-wave infrared technology with an optical imaging system with multiple functions, which means that users can not only read fingerprints when using the under-screen fingerprint recognition function, but also further determine the user’s identity. Finger vein pattern (vein pattern), blood oxygen, pulse, and whether gloves are worn, whether there is moisture on the finger, etc.
But obtaining a new patent does not mean that Apple will join the iPhone in the near future, and may not even commercialize this patent. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted that Apple would launch at least one new iPhone equipped with an under-screen fingerprint recognition function in the second half of 2023, but later Guo Mingchi changed his tune and said that Apple is unlikely to launch an under-screen iPhone in 2023 or 2024. Fingerprint recognition iPhone.
It was also previously reported that Apple had tested the under-screen fingerprint recognition function on some iPhone 13 models, but apparently Apple has decided not to advance this approach.
About the latest rumors of fingerprint recognition iPhone under the screen, South Korea’s well-known blogger broke the news yeux1122 in South Korea alleged that industry insiders now believe that following the Face ID under the screen, Apple will launch an iPhone with the fingerprint recognition function under the screen in the next 2~3 years. iPhone.
Ross Young, CEO of DSCC, a research firm, also pointed out that from the current Apple product roadmap, it may be possible to see an iPhone equipped with an under-screen fingerprint recognition function as early as 2026.