Kuo: all new Touch ID tech for OLED iPhone, Apple exploring facial recognition security

Kuo: all new Touch ID tech for OLED iPhone, Apple exploring facial recognition security
Knowledgeable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo served interesting specifics about some of the technology that could go into this year's or future iPhones. According to his research report, Apple is reworking its Touch ID technology to support a "zero bezel" design. As a result, the OLED iPhone's fingerprint sensor won't be placed under the glass, as previously reported, but it's going to live under the display panel. The technology is said to be in early development stages. It also requires specific OLED panel customizations to which Apple's display suppliers have to oblige.

Mentioning an iPhone with a flexible OLED panel again, he claims Apple is placing a metal structure under the touch sensor to prevent the panel from deforming after prolonged use of the 3D Touch feature. Who would have thought that glass isn't enough protection?

Looking even deeper into the proverbial crystal ball, Kuo says that Apple will replace fingerprint scanning with a facial recognition system, initially implementing a combination of the two before overcoming certain technological challenges. The analyst believes this system will trigger a "paradigm shift" in smartphone biometric security, something which iris scanning hasn't achieved so far.

While Ming-Chi Kuo has had a strong track record with his "predictions" over the years, not all of them have went on to become reality. It's best to keep an open mind and wait for more details in the months leading to Apple's next iPhone reveal.

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45 Comments

1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Facial recognition, ahahaha that's so old on Android

4. Unordinary unregistered

I had that on my iPhone 3GS. Also, facial scanning is stupid. You know what else is old on Android? A good SoC. I remember when, what?7, years ago when they actually had great specs. Now most Android devices are as slow as a tug boat, with a few Chinese exceptions.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

If you have had it for so many years, why are Apple investigating the tech again?

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You know ehat else is old? You Apple priests and those fandroids spitting out the same crap over and over again.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG the iphone is 1 or 2 seconds faster BFD. I am glad to not have that 1 or 2 seconds to have a phone that is not boring and is more then just a phone that makes calls and surfs the web.

32. Unordinary unregistered

It would help. 2 extra seconds to defuse a bomb is crucial.

46. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Assuming all android phones are note 7 is a very stupid move but we can't blame you. We know you are limited.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You talking old tech though brush!

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apple always seems to advance the tech to the next level. What Android had was simply taking a picture of your with the front facing camera. It was clunky and no one took it as a serious security feature. Look at Touch ID. Prior to that, the Atrix had that terrible swop scanner that no one used. Then came the 5s and now you can't find a phone without some form of Touch ID. Same goes for mobile payments. Apple combined it with Touch ID and boom, look at all phones now! I could say the same about the original iPhone with its touch screen that actually worked right and multitouch on a phone. I can go on and on....

24. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

That was all stolen and copied from someone else. Yes you can go on and on about how they stole, good for you.

17. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

its about time they start exploring dick recognition security imagine that fapping on phone to open it xD

19. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Old? How many android devices has facial recognition?

21. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Here you go you goofball,http://support.bell.ca/Mobility/Smartphones_and_mobile_internet/Samsung_Galaxy_S_II_4G.how_to_set_up_face_unlock_on_my_samsung_galaxy_s This phone came out on May 2011, and had face recognition on it. But i understand you're stuck on the little circle that Apple has create for you and is not able to see beyond that.

36. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

It's a clunky version and not reliable. Microsoft's Windows hello is super advanced and has been tested independently against twins and it was not fooled. Not sure they can get the tech small enough to go into a phone though.

3. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Apple will innovate and the rest will follow. My body is ready.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you live backwards through time.

15. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Tedkord talking out of his a$$ again.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Talking facts. It's not my problem if you can't deal with reality.

40. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

You're just talking bullcrap. Not my fault if you can't handle the truth.

41. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can handle it, you just don't seem to be able to give it.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Mxy go away.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What?

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ha ha ha Apple and their innovations........

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Oled got burn-ins ...... ;)

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Wireless charge ---> galaxy s6 Oled display -----> galaxy s Facial recognition ------ > note 7

10. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Facial recognition existed before the Note 7. What the Note 7 Had was an iris scanner. And that was already introduced with the Microsoft Lumia Flagships 1 year earlier.

26. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Facial recognition was galaxy s2 Iris scanning is Note 7 Completely different but that's OK.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

All the world is waiting to see the REAL use of these technologies

34. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then all the world hasn't been paying attention for the last five years. But Apple has. They've been paying rapt attention, their xerox machines all warmed up. Time to go all great artist again.

13. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Apple rarely introduces new features first, but when they do, they do a good job most of the time (e.g. Finger scanner, FaceTime, Telephoto lens). The rest manufacturer follows.

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