Apple iPhone 6 concept replaces Touch ID with EYE ID
Instead of using a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the iPhone's home button, like on the Apple iPhone 5s, the EYE ID Retinal Scanner uses a beam-like technology to scan the retina on the user's eyes. This allows the device to unlock. The Retina scan can do all of the things that the Touch ID can do and more. For example, using the Retina scan to verify who you are, the phone will let you into an online banking account to make transactions. You will also be able to make purchases from iTunes and the App Store after the scan confirms your identity using the EYE ID.
The time is not right for a retina scan on your phone, to be realistic. The technology is expensive and miniaturizing it might not be that easy at this point. Besides, with Touch ID apparently working for the most part, there really is no need to be looking at replacing it for the time being. But for those who want to see technology continue to move forward, click on the video below.
source: SetSolution, iClarified via RedmondPie
1. king1000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
But i heard samsung is going to put this technology in the galaxy s5.
9. mturby (Posts: 127; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
whats the point of iphone concepts? they never materialize!
27. JMartin22 (Posts: 550; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Yeah, the posting of this article was completely pointless in hindsight and was just done for hits. Such a vapid concept won't be realized anyway. At least in no reasonable time frame.
49. quakan (Posts: 1067; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Fan based concepts are not made by Apple, but they're still interesting to see what someone else has come up with.
57. JMartin22 (Posts: 550; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
This new board would be filled up quickly with the past time of people that have nothing better to do but make unrealistic dream creations of their ideal phone.
2. E.S.1 (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yea.....right Iphone? They couldn't even build a phone with a screen of 5 inch or more...or finger scanner that actually work.
6. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Touch ID ACTUALLY works, much better than the one at the secured gate in my former office.
And if you seriously think Apple hasn't been capable of building 5+inch iPhones, I advise you taking a visit at your family doctor.
There is something called "design decisions".
8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6078; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Look who got unbanned. It was great while it lasted.
11. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Look who is there.
I missed you, Smurfette.
26. saurik (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Says the guy who himself got unbanned not so long ago.
18. androiphone20 (Posts: 975; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
The ONLY reason android phones
have bigger screens is because they
have no other way to compete with
Apple. Android have got the idiotic
"bigger is better" people in their sights
and that's why they don't sell as
many, luckily more people have sense.
People who say "I'd buy an iPhone if
it had a bigger screen" have no
intention of buying an iPhone. If the
iPhone was suddenly available in
every 0.1" increment up to 28", they
would still want a bigger screen or
come up with some other crap reason
why they wouldn't buy one.
Want a bigger screen? Hold it closer
to your face.
Want a bigger screen so you can see
around your thumbs? Go on a diet
and get thinner thumbs.
Phones should be 1 handed devices.
Considering a phone spends more
time in your pocket, would you rather
that it fitted and not have to get
clown pockets and also be restricted
when you sit down.
If you want to look stupid by holding
a small tv to your face, buy an
android. When you want a decent
phone with a top class ecosystem
and OS, give your android to a child,
grow up and get an adults phone.
Let's be honest, you banged on
about android being open but you
aren't a coder nor did you use any of
the lame options that came with the
19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 870; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
No other way to compete with Apple? LOL joke of the year...
21. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Believe it or not, I work on AOSP.
And I meet many people doing the same in the industry.
It's true. No one dares going toe-to-toe in the same segment with Apple. No one.
28. JMartin22 (Posts: 550; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I guess you work on AOSP for just the convenience of telling us how great you think Apple is lol. Media consumption is just better on a bigger device, at least one bigger than some dinky little 4 inch display.
34. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Stop talking about things that are so obvious. No one purchases an iPhone without knowing about its screen size.
What about talking about all those security holes in Android hardly anyone seems to care about?
Just one word. Do not download any apps even from Google Play Store unless you want to share your personal data with the whole world.
56. techaman (unregistered)
It's been proven about the lie Apple started about security holes, android and ios both have flaws just prove it a dev made a malware game hit it passed iTunes and pulled it 2 days later just to prove it.
58. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
You mean it passed the AppStore approval? Fine.
No damage occurred, right?
What if damage occurred to customers? :
Google would do nothing. "At your own risk", the open source spirit par excellence.
Apple would take full responsibility and redeem the damage and improve the approval process.
Why Google wouldn't improve the approval process?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING. And that's also exactly the reason why Google would refuse any kind of redemption.
36. Humphrey.One (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
I liked the argument about worthlessness of Android being more developer-friendly from the view of an average user who's rather not into coding. But I actually think that the fact of Android being open isn't appreciated by the users for the phones' abillity to be modded, but for the fact that manufacturer can give you better hardware and provide better build quality for the part of product's price which normally is spent on the software.
The thumbs - I am afraid you have not much of an idea whether they can be gotten thinner, or where the tissue actually grows and shrinks in them. People who are really fat happen to have tiny hands and even tinier fingers, while fit ones sometimes have big hands with not very thin fingers.
Besides, why on earth would they adapt their whole body and lifestyle to some tiny device if they can simply buy another phone.
Your argument is as valid as suggesting me a plastic surgery so that I can enjoy an iPhone. Which is quaint since Apple tends to tailor the products signed with an apple and an i to fit literally anyone as perfectly as possible.
I am getting a little bit ironic here but you don't seem to notice that sticking something up your eye does not make it much bigger - I suggest you to test my supposition. I've said that only to satisfy those rageous readers who are not going to discuss with you, just calling you deeply wrong and unwise, and read my post in search for my agreement on that issue - I don't want to let them down and leave completely unentertained even after getting that far through my post. Forgive me as you acted not much differently if you think about it.
I agree with you that phones should be small, one-handed devices. But I'd like to waste some more time of us all on muttering my opinions in a too-long post down this meaningless infotainment article.
I think that the argument about one-handed use and pocket size is good as far as you imply that it's used with one hand is kept in a pocket. I am not keen on clothes, but as far as I know, tight jeans are not the only clothing known to man, and neither is that tiny pocket in them.
I am not suggesting the change of your clothes along with the change of your phone, but I suggest that one doesn't have to be bothered whether the phone fits into a small pocket if they use a handbag, keep it in a jacket, have big pockets and so on.
If you look closely at big smartphones you rage about, you will find out that the trend is to make them usable both with one or two hands equally well. And if you look closely at the small ones, you will notice that two-handed use is quite harder to achieve there and way less convenient when achieved, than one-handed in case of the big ones.
Also, interesing thing about what say is that you seem to claim people look for excuses not to buy an iPhone as if they needed those excuses for something and I have no idea why.
Thanks for reading if you did, hope you enjoyed.
40. ahhxd717 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Or maybe people just want more choices in screen size and software.. not everyone has to want an iPhone. Cute little tirade, though
43. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
this has to be the most bias, opinionated post I have EVER read
46. yunikmaha (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
Its even hard to sit down, tie my shoes, etc with bigger screen, apple will make iPhone 6 not to be like s4
51. Pancholo (Posts: 367; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
My day is complete! Someone that lives with his face smothered in iFeces!
Get over yourself, Mr. Sensitive Internet Guy. Also, your "can you just die already?" statement makes your silly little attempts completely futile, and any faint trace of intelligence coming from your fingertips gets overlooked faster than your boiling point for Android.
Android can stand up to any mobile platform out there right now, and you know what's one of the many things that set it apart from the competition? Multiplicity of choices! Oh, I said it! It will only get better whether you love it or not, and the same goes for iOS or any other platform currently in existence. Stop feeding your fangirl pride and embrace technology as a whole, child!
Oh, wait - it's the internet. Everyone's a big boy on the internet. Carry on!
52. Pancholo (Posts: 367; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I forgot to add that I'm in love with my Note 3 right now! I wear regular, fit jeans, but as a guy pockets are no problem and it fits right in (unless your girly skinny jeans are too tight, which you shouldn't wear due to fertility and blood circulation issues in the long run). I can sit comfortably and take it out flawlessly, just to enjoy gaming, HD video and taking amazing pictures on that big ass, beautiful screen without any stutter! Amirite?!?! Also, making calls on it feels great! It feels like a real phone for once! Can't wait for the Note 4, 5, 6, 7 to infinity!
Oh, Samsung! How could you develop such a device without lag? It's an Android after all! Hate, hate, hate! /s
PS: I really do own a Note 3, and personally, it's the best damn phone out there. My father and my gf each own a 5S, my sis a 5C and my mother a G2. Geared up my family early this Xmas with great phones! Keep the hate, hate, hate to yourself, child!
59. Diezparda (Posts: 75; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
i also own Note 3, i can confirm this device are awesome and it's not laggy (sometimes i play final fantasy and other graphic intensive games).
55. techaman (unregistered)
So I guess you will not be getting the iPhone 6 because they already said they are doing a 5 inch to compete with all others because people want a screen they can see. Again this shows how far behind tech and news Apple phones and fans are.
23. cc3493 (Posts: 121; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
the finger scanner actually works really well. MUCH MUCH BETTER than the one on the one max or any other phone out there
44. yunikmaha (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
Haven't you used iphone 5s yet, please don't say things which are totally lie, you idiot. And they are going to built 5" screen in coming year and the reason they did built it before was because, it's hard to use in one hand but now they are trying to make it useable with one hand too
60. JerryTime (Posts: 454; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
My question is why does everyone get so upset over a concept that will not even be seen anytime soon?
4. T.F.O.A (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)
Apple need quadcore processor on their future iDevice.
7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4710; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yeah, maybe we will see iPhone with a quad core processor in year 2020.
22. Shatter (Posts: 1758; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Intel 14nm 64 bit Intel phone quad core CPUs next year will be a nice change from quallcomm.
25. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Provided there to be a 64-bit Android.
Besides, the x86_64 doesn't benefit from 64-bit computing as much as the RISC 64-bit ARM due to its CISC nature.
And there will be tons of compatibility issues on x86 Android.
5. JakeLee (Posts: 372; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
One should always ask him/herself while at work "What problem am I solving?"
The designer apparently didn't do this.
41. ahhxd717 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Exactly. This seems more cumbersome than Touch ID, which already works well in my experience. Well, seeing others use it lol.
53. Pancholo (Posts: 367; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Instructions unclear - now touch ID will somehow only unlock with my left testicle, and that sure is cumbersome in public.
10. mturby (Posts: 127; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
whats the point of iphone concepts? they never materialize!
12. Zack20 (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)
Atleast let apple use touchID on ATLEAST two of its iphones?
its not gonna make the change so rapidly. One year touchID and the next year eyeID? NO company would make this change in two consecutive years, specially when iphone5s sales were so good.
14. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Apple eye id can cure any eye disease as well :)
16. Diezparda (Posts: 75; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
Still no NFC or at least larger screen with slimer bezel...
20. mad_bro (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)
What if the owner dies? Can you still unlock the phone?
35. taikucing (unregistered)
Same with today's phones, if you don't know the pattern or pin, can you unlock the phone?
48. FeRoZ (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
A funny but serious question thanx 4 da laugh ;)
33. promise7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
This concept is from the same company as the previous article. They make some fugly concepts, not sure why you keep publishing "concept" videos as they're just made up and are even worse than rumors. Plus, the way the user bugs his eye out everytime is very unflattering.
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 8963; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Hideous concept, apple would never make something looking this bad. They'll still get attacked by the Sammites for it though.
42. T.F.O.A (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)
Wait and see. Innovation is coming. Meanwhile, windows phone....
47. firito (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
What if you are high and your eyes are all red?
50. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
also, bigger screen doesn't equal huge device. that only applies to some OEMS. Like Sony. But Motorola for example have a phone that's 4.7 inches but the same size as the iphone 5/5s with 4 inches?
54. theaztech (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)
Hey remember when this year's iphone was suppose to be transparent with a holographic keyboard.