Every year, the iPhone launch is one of the biggest, most anticipated events. It is the time of the year when Apple shows off their latest innovations. Apple’s upcoming device, the iPhone 8 is perhaps the most awaited iPhone ever. Part of it is due to the fact that this is the ten year anniversary of the iPhone and Apple plans to do something really special. Latest reports indicate Apple now has the patents approved for a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the display!
Yes, if patent documents are to be believed, Apple is now getting rid of the home button, and will instead have the entire screen act as a giant TouchID sensor. Basically, touching anywhere on the display will lead in fingerprint scanning. This patent was filed by Apple back in 2015, but has finally been approved. If true, this will be a major breakthrough for Apple.
The iPhone 8 is expected to feature many new innovations, mostly related to AR and product design. With the fingerprint scanner now embedded in the display, the gen-next iPhone 8 would feature an even bigger display than ever before. The phone will make use of this technology of embedded fingerprint scanner using a touch display that includes at one display layer, along with one transparent conductive layer which will help define the touch sensing pixels.
Apple, known to be a master-innovator over the years, is all set to bring a major change to the touchID system with this new display. Talking about the display, now that the home button will be gone, the iPhone 8 will also perhaps feature a larger display, free of all bezels, similar to how LG has done it with the LG G6 and how Samsung plans to do it with the Samsung Galaxy S8. This does look like quite an exciting concept from Apple! Stay tuned for more updates.