In-screen Touch ID has been the trending alternative for the traditional fingerprint trackpad, and while the feature has been around for a while now, Apple is reportedly working on its adoption before 2021
Unlike the newly-introduced in-screen touch ID, the traditional fingerprint trackpad is usually been integrated on the Home button as in the case of iPhone, Samsung, and a few others or perhaps placed at the back of the device which is a thing for a majority of the other smartphone brands.
Now, that era of trackpad seems to be coming to an end already, as more smartphone brands are beginning to adopt the more recent in-screen feature. At that, Apple is also reportedly considering the usage of the feature, and if the rumors turn out to be genuine enough, then we can expect to see the feature been utilized on some of the company’s devices sometimes in 2021.
According to an analyst, the feature will likely come alongside Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology in two years time, and that the two security methods will complement each other to offer a unified experience. The reason why Apple is slow to adopt the feature is still not clear, however, it may be as a result of the few limitations that are currently attached to it, some of which include high power consumption, a small sensing area size, thick sensing modules, and difficulties in production.
While that is still a thing, there is a high tendency that Apple will come up with solutions for the various limitations, hence perfecting the feature for its own devices before it arrives in 2021 assuming the prediction is legit.
That been said, the report also suggests that, while Apple Watch is yet to get a biometric lock pattern, it may also be fortunate to get the feature too, and as a matter of fact, the feature will be a perfect fit for the iWatch than the device which already has an alternative Face ID, although the two will be integrated in the place of the device.
If this new height is successfully achieved by Apple, then it only means hacking through an iPhone will be very near to impossible, even though it is at the moment.