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Apple Working On Full-Screen Touch ID

Posted On: Feb 6, 2019   |   Posted By: Know your mobile

Apple Working On Full-Screen Touch ID

Damien McFerran 05/02/2019 - 11:26pm
Which uses sound to read your print
With the iPhone X, Apple went all-in with Face ID, its preferred biometric security system which is now used on every iPhone, as well as the new iPad Pro. While the company clearly has confidence in Face ID, a new patent reveals that it is keeping its options open when it comes to fingerprint-based solutions.
The patent - discovered by Apple Insider - is entitled "Acoustic pulse coding for imaging of input devices," and sums up how sound could be used to detect how other objects touching the screen - in this case, that means a fingerprint could be 'read' by the display using this method.
The patent says that an array of 'acoustic transducers' are placed on the display, and each can transmit a code impulse signal when touch is detected. By keeping track of reflections from multiple coded signals, the display is capable of gathering this data and created an image based on it - in short, the sound impulses will hit the ridges of a person's...

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