Apple received a patent on technology that, among other things, provides the ability to stop the fingerprint scanner Touch ID in the Home button. The technology will likely find application in iPhone 8.
This week Apple has registered a series of patents on various ways of integrating biometric module to the smartphone display. Documents published on the website of the Bureau of patents and trademarks of the United States.
According to the description of the technology, Apple not only plans to remove the individual sensor, but also to make the scanner’s features took on the screen of the mobile device.
The document States that the new fingerprint scanner “can be useful for quicker authentication, especially when using third-party applications for smartphones”.
In other words, if the fingerprint would need to conduct a transaction by means of Apple Pay or purchase games and programs in the App Store, the user will not require a separate confirmation. Smartphone automatically identificeret user when touching the screen.
According to reports, the display of the upcoming iPhone 8 will occupy the entire front panel and a new Apple patent allows to realize this idea. The device will receive a different design and is made entirely of glass.
In iPhone 7 Apple replaced the mechanical Home button touch, which simulates pressing a with engine Taptic Engine.