It seems to be true: iPhone 14 will still get Touch ID

Despite rumors of a return Touch ID в iPhone have been walking for a very long time, all this time I drove such thoughts away. Well, Apple can’t do that, I thought. Even if you place fingerprint scanner under the screenas the manufacturers of Android smartphones do, nothing good will come of this venture. First of all, users will lose a lot of convenience, because years of experience have shown that Face ID is more convenient. And, secondly, it will be a tangible downgrade in technology, because everyone has a sub-screen scanner, but no one still has a normal face recognition technology. But, apparently, Touch ID in one form or another will really return to the iPhone.

Touch ID

Touch ID may actually return to the iPhone

Several factors speak in favor of this happening. First of all, this is a large number of patents that Apple regularly updates and improves. Obviously, the company’s interest in the topic of fingerprint scanning continues to persist.

Surely in Cupertino they continue to look for such a recognition technique that would be as easy and convenient as possible for the user. After all, as we know, many Android smartphones suffer from not very high-quality scanning, as a result of which the unlocking speed is greatly reduced, and people just have to enter a password.

Fingerprint scanner for iPhone

Notch

The notch in the iPhone screen does not look very technologically advanced. But without her it will only get worse

Can Apple find such technology unlock smartphone by fingerprintwhich would be better than everyone else? Well, not really. The maximum that shines for her is ultrasonic recognition, used in the most top-end devices on Android.

It is quite fast and safe, and ultrasound is also triggered even through the dirt, as if shining through the drawing on the fingers and getting a copy of it. In general, the thing is not bad. But the problem is that Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and many others have been using this technology for several years.

However, this is unlikely to scare Apple away. At least the current designers of the company, who, after the departure of Jony Ive, have changed their preferences a lot. Think of the MacBook Pro 2021, which looks like old compared to the previous model. In my opinion, it is the best indication that Cupertino may abandon Face ID in favor of Touch ID under the screen.

After all, if the designers did not hesitate to distort the design of an extremely attractive laptop for the sake of additional three ports, it is obvious that for the sake of abandoning notches in the screen of new iPhones they could well bet on a fingerprint scanner. After all, if we talk about attractiveness, then the device without a notch will really look more beautiful.

As a result, we get a pretty attractive device in terms of design. It is almost pointless to argue with this. A smartphone with a screen in the entire front panel and, most likely, a small island cutout for the front camera – it will look very technologically advanced.

What will be the iPhone 14

Fingerprint scanner

An in-screen fingerprint scanner is far from the best way to verify

Another thing is that there is no longer anything fundamentally new in this design, and the usability will obviously suffer greatly from this. After all, in order to scan a print, you need to make more effort and spend more time than scanning a face.

Basically, I can find a practical explanation for the return of Touch ID – a pandemic. It is obvious that the well-known virus is with us for a long time, as well as the masks that we wear practically without taking off. And in them it is rather difficult to effectively unlock the iPhone while wearing a mask.

After all, now you have to either enter a password or lower the mask, which is not very secure. Therefore, I would admit that Cupertino might try to justify the reappearance Touch ID в iPhone just temporary convenience. But this is a rather slippery slope.

Over the years of Apple’s presence in the electronics market, it has proven that it does not make ad-hoc products that can only be useful here and now. In Cupertino, they create real technological masterpieces for the future, even if at the time of release it is not obvious to everyone.

By giving up Face ID in favor of Touch IDApple runs the risk of – as they say – sinking in development and authority. After all, both the fingerprint scanner itself and the screen without flaws, which it will allow to implement, are just a momentary weakness, which should not be led by.


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