10 years ago, in 2007, the iPhone started its journey and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their flagship handset series, Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 8 with incredible features and a major redesign. According to various reports, the handset is going to be launched with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display which comprises an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor within the display itself.
Recently, the official US Patents and Trademark website published a patent called as ‘Capacitive fingerprint sensor including an electrostatic lens’ claimed by Apple. The patent clearly indicates the future iPhones will come with the integration which we have mentioned in the above paragraph.
The description section of the patent reads, ‘A capacitive fingerprint sensor, including: a dielectric structure having a contact surface and a sensor surface; an array of capacitive sensing elements held on or near the sensor surface of the dielectric structure; and an electrostatic lens formed within the dielectric structure.’
The drawing in the patent described and explained how exactly the fingerprint sensor integrated into the display in the upcoming iPhones will function. Moreover, it also describes that the upcoming flagship handsets will not consist of a Home Button.
If you are thinking that Apple has filed for this patent recently, then you are very wrong. The US-based tech conglomerate filed for this patent back in September 2014, but it gets approval only a month ago. The main motto of this latest technology is to increase security as well as accuracy.
Apple said in the patent about the integration of the fingerprint sensor within the display, ‘The effectiveness of biometric security systems may be affected by the accuracy with which the unique biometric data on which they are based is able to be detected. In the case of fingerprint identification systems, this means that improved detection resolution may lead to improved security for the secure device. Thus, improving detection resolution is a significant issue in such systems.’
So, whether the iPhone 8 will come with this latest technology, time will only answer that. But this feature has already excited many tech enthusiasts and iPhone lovers. Now the question lies how quickly the US tech giant will be able to include this incredible feature in their handsets.