How happy we were with him Face ID in our iPhones, since it was implanted a few years ago in the iPhone X, so now with the happy mask we’ve all fallen apart.
But it is clear that Apple is not going to leave us blocked, and continues to look for solutions not to return to the old system of unlocking by PIN code when we wear facial protection. This week you have just obtained a patent for a new system of Touch ID under the screen. We’ll see if they’ll apply it to the iPhone 13 already.
Really wearing a mask is not pleasant. And to all the inconvenience this entails, on top of that we have to unlock our iPhone with the PIN, with the way we were well used for Face ID.
Apple is aware of this and is constantly looking for an alternative in this regard. For now, they will solve it with the next one iOS 14.5 for users who also have an Apple Watch, the ability to unlock the iPhone if you wear the Apple Watch, as is currently the case with Macs.
And for the rest of the users, they continue to investigate with the Touch ID under the screen
The system tested so far illuminates the surface of the imprint resting on a specific area of the screen, and the image of the imprint, would “slide” between them. No LED pixel
One layer of the screen would make a prism
The problem is that this image is not complete and that sometimes information is missing to give the “OK” to unlocking. The new patent explains that there could be a layer under the screen which acts as a prism, so that it deflects the scanned image by 42 degrees towards the sensor that captures it, completely without image loss.
So we have one of lime and one of sand. Apple is behind the Touch ID subscreen, but it looks like the system is still a little green. Or not…