We have talked about iPhone 8 in the past, the phone will be launching soon and it is going to be one of the most important smartphone launches of the year. While almost all leaks and reports show that the phone will have a bezel display, it looks like Apple is still having trouble with having fingerprint sensors on the screen instead of baking it into the home button.
For months iPhone 8 was rumored to come with a fingerprint reader built into the display. What it means is that you do not need the fingerprint scanner at the home button to unlock your device. You just do it from any place over the touch surface. However, Forbs reported that the iPhone 8 has a fingerprint scanner ‘on the home button’. It means Apple couldn’t get the technology perfected in time for its 2017 flagship and it was canceled to be incorporated in iPhone 8.
So as it seems, iPhone 8 is missing out on a key patent technology. It is US Patent No. 9,747,488 titled “Active sensing element for acoustic imaging systems”. It reads fingerprint for authentication through ultrasonic detection. An acoustic system built up that sends out a pulse passing through a second layer called substrate and is reflected back to piezoelectric transducers to determine the image of whatever object is touching the substrate.
This patent is also to metamorphosized many technological parts that require high voltages. In short, it is the future and it seems Apple is having a hard time bringing it up to iPhone8 while being close to adapting the technology. If iPhone 8 doesn’t include this technology l, it will be gruesome and annoying to loyal Applers, for there may be a case if Samsung incorporates such stuff in Galaxy S9 or Note 9 in 2018.
If that happens, Apple’s looking forward to including it in 2019 devices, it will be interesting to see if Samsung can manage to add the same feature to its Galaxy S9 which will probably come in January next year.