Apple’s top 2020 iPhone model is perhaps the first full-screen device with a built-in fingerprint response
Next iPhone is perhaps the first full-screen device with built-in fingerprint reader and NO Face ID, the report says
- Next year’s iPhone can abolish a notch above and Face ID
- A report suggests that the phone will embed a fingerprint scanner under the display
- Apple will try to prevent earlier security errors with in-display fingerprint sensors
The next premium iPhone may be the first Apple phone with a full screen.
According to a report from LetsGoDigital citing a Credit Suisse presentation, Apple plans to release a phone without a bezel in 2020.
That means the entire front of the device would be a screen – presumably an OLED screen. It also means that Apple would be forced to make some substantive changes.
One of the most important changes, according to LetsGoDigital, is getting rid of Apple’s current face recognition software, Face ID and replacing it with in-display fingerprint technology.
A new report suggests that Apple could make a number of important changes to its latest iPhones in 2020, including the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor under the device screen (stock photo)
Reportedly, a sensor would be placed under the device’s screen and the phone could be unlocked, just like the current Apple reader for reading above the screen / start button.
Although previous reports by Bloomberg and analyst Ming Chi-Kuo have projected that Apple would embed its fingerprint ID under the screen, this is the first suggestion that it would also remove its Face ID hardware in the process.
Apple’s Face ID currently requires a ‘notch’ at the top of the phone’s display, preventing the device from full screen.
If the rumors about a built-in fingerprint scanner are true, Apple will try to prevent the mistakes of similar technology that Samsung rolled out last year.
Samsung is at the center of controversy after its customers discovered that embedded fingerprint technology was easily misled to unlock the Galaxy S10 for anyone with access to a 3D printer.
If a screen protector was applied to the device, the phone could be unlocked by almost anyone.
Despite rumors, it is unclear whether Apple would take the daring step of removing Face ID from its phones, as the feature became both popular and, according to Apple, faster than the previous set of fingerprint scanners.