Many people think that removing Face ID directly to fingerprint recognition under the screen or letting both exist at the same time, I believe that Apple has also considered these solutions.

Maybe everyone will use the solutions of fingerprint recognition, screen drilling, and lifting lens under the Android camp to think that iPhone should adopt these methods. Of course, Apple already has patents on iPhone fingerprints, screens, and side touch strips . Technology , but Apple has not yet adopted it on the iPhone.

Now that the Face ID module needs to be reduced to 3 mm of the frame, the current technology is too difficult and the research and development costs are too high. Most Android phones also only retain a front lens in order to get rid of the bang design. The accuracy of face recognition is not high. After all, 2D recognition is easy to fake and unlock (unsafe). It is not like the iPhone is plugged into the front lens, TrueDepth sensor lens, infrared camera and dot matrix projector and other modules. To be more secure.

Face ID technology that Android cannot catch up with

Since Face ID was launched, Android still cannot catch up, mainly because the infrared structured light used by Face ID uses 960 nanometer wavelength infrared light, even if it is still not subject to any interference under the outdoor sunlight, the number of lattices of structured light is more than Since Android is more than doubled, it is also currently used for unlocking devices, Apple Pay, App Store, iTunes Store shopping and App certification. Face ID is one of the most costly parts of Apple, so iPhone The challenge is not just to dig a few holes on the screen to solve these problems.

What's more, Face ID recognition technology is automatically scanned by the device. The unconscious unlocking also fascinates many people. Non-users have to use passive touch to rely on the finger to touch the Touch ID to unlock.

Both Face ID and Touch ID have shortcomings, but the recent impact of the epidemic on wearing masks has caused the Face ID recognition to be greatly affected. Of course, these problems also exist on Touch ID. Some users wear gloves or fingers when working or cycling. When it is easier to sweat your hands, it will not be possible to unlock using Touch ID.


General conclusion Apple final solution

Greg Joswiak, Apple ’s vice president of marketing, said in the past: “I do n’t think it ’s going to be affected by other vendors. In order to remove the bangs and give up Face ID, or add pop-up lenses to scan the face, these Apples are unlikely to do it. Few people want to try new things, competition can give us motivation, but these are not what we think can bring change. "

From the above, we can see that many Android solutions are not the most feasible by Apple, and it is difficult to reduce the difficulty of Face ID, and it is impossible to remove and abandon this unlocking technology. However, the AuthenTec team of Touch ID technology developer that was acquired still remains There is no dissolution, which also means that Apple may consider using fingerprint unlocking under the screen as another alternative.

It's just that the chance of seeing an iPhone without bangs is not high. You don't need to think too much and expect too much. It is better to wait for the off-screen fingerprint unlocking solution.