Analyst says Apple will not use Fingerprint On Display in 2019; Android use of the feature to grow

Analyst says Apple will not use Fingerprint On Display in 2019; Android use of the feature to grow
TFI International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his prescient calls on Apple devices. Today, Kuo sent out a new research note to clients that focuses on the possibility of Apple including Fingerprint On Display (FOD) with future iPhone models. The analyst says that Apple is not working on adding this technology to next year's iPhone handsets, and doesn't seem to be interested at all in this feature at the moment.

According to Kuo, Apple feels that consumer response to Face ID has been positive enough for Apple to continue to use its facial recognition system in lieu of Touch ID. The analyst believes that Apple wants to see how Android users respond to Fingerprint On Display before considering it for iOS flavored devices. For example, Kuo agrees with those who expect to see the in-screen biometric reader employed on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. The latter two devices will reportedly be launched early next year.

Thanks to the growing use of Fingerprint On Display that he sees on Android models, Kuo predicts that use of the technology will soar 500% in 2019. He adds that the next step for FOD will be the use of whole-screen sensing, which will allow users to have their fingerprints read from any spot on the display. Currently, phones with FOD capabilities require the user to tap his/her finger on a specific part of the screen in order to read a fingerprint.

source: 9to5Mac

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45 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 699; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

More options are better. Apple should adopt.

8. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Less options and more $ for Apple is always better for Apple & iMorons.

15. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You sound jelly

30. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It was going good for awhile. But idiotdroid, just kidding your just childish

50. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

His point is valid. More options are better. If you can't see that, then your the idiot. How much does it cost for an embedded finger print scanner? Really it won't be very much. Plus you have more options to sign in and use. Things like this should benefit people, and not companies.

32. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You know what I am about tired of all you f**king idiots coming on ever apple story and saying stupid s**t like a jealous dips**t. I get it you don’t like apple. You like android. But you sound jealous or envious with all this stupid hate or anti talk. It ruins it every time sombody wants to have a good old fashioned debate. I don’t care for Android. I am not going to every android story and being rude. He phone arena wake up and start being good administrators and stop this crap. Your coments section can be a respectable place again. All you people that are saying all this crap. It’s a sign of a low iq. 120 and below. More realistically below 110.

37. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The irony... Just look at what you just writing...

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

well yeah....on screen fingerprint sensors take courage. jokes aside, if they finally build it in the phone, i hope it will be as good as touch id.

3. midan

Posts: 2574; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Of course Apple won't go backwards, they already have better option. Using face ID sometimes feels truly magical, for example using bank app just open the app and you are in without any extra effort. Can't wait to have face ID with iPad

6. Valdomero

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Would be nice if they allow multiple faces so multiple account logins can happen within the same iPad.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They do allow multiple faces. You just have to look similar to the owner. It's magical...

34. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

hahaha

7. AustinPaul

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

"Truly magical" ...wow...

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Face ID Sucks, apple Sucks!

20. Tipus

Posts: 793; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

In two years when apple will implement FOD for iphone, you will be drooling all over, how it "feels truly magical" :)

26. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I guess, addition of fingerprint scanner won’t spoil the quality and easiness of Face ID.

43. ijuanp03

Posts: 502; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nope. Too much effort on FaceID. It is very slow. You really NEED to raise your phone and look at it to unlock your phone. In display FPS requires your finger even when your phone is just placed on the table. That is FAST.

4. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Of course that Apple would wait to see the reception on Android first. They haven't pioneerd anything in a while and aren't putting anything in R&D

16. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Android users are beta testers. Even the OS is never a finished product

39. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Say that to the other OS that always break something with each new update.

38. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"aren't putting anything in R&D" Nope, they get new patent from time to time. Surely they got some toddlers doodling something in their R&D lab.

5. Valdomero

Posts: 653; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Lol Apple is using Android users as lab rats to see the potential use of FOD before implementing it to their own system. Free research!!! If they do manage to adopt FOD on 2020-2021 it has to be full display FP, not just one spot of the screen.

27. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

2023 by earliest!!

9. ahmadkun

Posts: 536; Member since: May 02, 2016

They said the are in the future and they are okay with Face ID .. then i hope they will stay there and forget about in-display FPS .

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Duuuuhhhhh apple is always behind!

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Android is too busy finding out what Apple is doing with notch phones.

13. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't worry Apple fans, Tim Cook will announce in 2020 a groundbreaking, unheard of, new innovation called underscreen fps.

17. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Android beta testers should iron out the kinks by that time, then it would be a feature worthy of being on iPhone

28. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You should be thankful to Android beta testers then. Not everyone could afford to buy a beta product over a final one.

14. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

When the phone is placed near your laptop on a desk and you want to unlock without raising it, face id is useless and fingerprint is the only viable option. As it is, face id is as useless as a rear fingerprint sensor.

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