While competitors adopted under-screen fingerprint sensors years ago, Apple’s biometric technology is still quite traditional. iPhones have either a notch or an island to house the Face ID tech, while some iPads have fingerprint sensors in the lock button.
However, while Apple has probably been researching under-screen fingerprint sensors for around a decade, rumours and patents suggest that research is continuing, if not intensifying, as reported by MacRumors.
With Apple granted a patent for shortwave infrared under-screen fingerprint sensor technology just last week, it would seem the company is pushing forward with the plans, in spite of rumours to the contrary.
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