Apple is working towards a seamless front screen for their phones, without a notch or bezel. In another step towards achieving this “single slab of glass” vision, Apple has been awarded a fresh patent for a type of under-display Touch ID.
With everybody wearing a mask half the time because of the Coronavirus crisis, it’s not possible to use the Face ID feature without being inconvenienced. The iPhone X was a major step forward because Apple eliminated the Home button to make the screen seamless. Face ID still requires a notch at the top of the screen. For the screen to be a “single slab of glass”, either Face IR or Touch ID would need to be embedded in the display, and so far Touch ID seems like the viable option. Read More