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Rumor – iPhone 13 with in-display fingerprint sensor

iPhone is bringing another innovation in its mobiles if rumors are true that iPhone 13 with in-display fingerprint sensor support is on horizon.
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iPhone 13 with in-display fingerprint sensorĀ  – The new function for the iPhone 13 will then exist alongside the Face ID option, the Wall Street Journal.

iPhone 13 with in-display fingerprint scanner – rumor

In recent months, rumors have appeared more often about a fingerprint scanner in the screen of the upcoming iPhone. For example, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, among others, shared the same information on an earlier point. Apple would consider the functionality as Face ID is not useful in every situation. For example when you are wearing a mouth mask (but let’s hope we no longer have to wear a mouth mask when the next generation iPhone is at the door).

Wall Street Journal journalist Joanna Stern bases her story on a former Apple employee, who reports that the company works with optical sensors for in-display fingerprint readers. Such scanners should be more reliable than the ultrasonic alternative, said that person.

Optical scanners work with light and take a 2d image of the registered fingerprint. Such sensors are easy to fool, because a 2d image of that fingerprint is stored. Ultrasonic sensors are less likely to be fooled, because they create a 3D image using sound waves. However, this technology is extremely expensive compared to the optical variant.

No downgrade

Stern reports that the new Touch ID capability should be at least as secure as the button we previously had on the iPhone. The in-display fingerprint scanner should therefore not be a downgrade.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, believes that Apple is definitely going for an ultrasonic scanner for the iPhone 13. Qualcomm, among others, would then supply parts. Recently, that company announced another new kind of fingerprint scanner, with a much larger scan area.

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