iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Hot on the heels of very recent rumours that Apple will be introducing an iPhone with an edge-to-edge display from 2017 onwards, 9to5 Mac reports today that a patent that Apple filed in March last year reveals how it might do this.
In the patent filing, which has only just been published, Apple describes three different fingerprint sensor technologies that could be used, with one of them, ultrasonic imaging, enabling the fingerprint sensor to be embedded in the display. And according to the patent application, this type of display-embedded sensor would be even more accurate than the capacitive sensor of today’s iPhone Touch ID feature.
The patent also refers to how such a sensor would be able to verify data, such as a driving license.
While it’s true to say that Apple files many, many patent applications, and by no means all of them actually come to fruition, there have been several examples recently of Apple introducing technical innovations that had previously been revealed by patent applications.
Source: Bezel-free iPhone a step closer as third Apple patent published for Touch ID sensor embedded in display