For many iPhone users, Face ID not only brings some trouble when wearing a mask to identify, but the bangs on the “top” of the screen also make people feel unsightly, which makes many users call for Touch ID. return. However, users who don’t like bangs may be able to look forward to future new iPhone models. According to documents released by the US Patent and Trademark Office on April 5, Apple has obtained a patent for under-screen face recognition technology.
And if you look closely at Apple’s filings, it also shows that the company has been planning this technology for a long time, because the patent application was first filed on September 24, 2019.
According to the “TechNave” report, Apple’s patent is to plug the front lens on the back of the display (inside the fuselage), which can be used to take photos without affecting the image quality captured by the front lens.
However, some people may guess that since Apple has obtained this patented technology, does it mean that the iPhone 14, which will be launched in the second half of this year, is expected to be equipped? In fact, because this patented technology has just been approved, it is unlikely that the iPhone 14 series will adopt this new technology, and may still maintain the rumored capsule-shaped front lens.
As for the iPhone 15 series, it may be difficult to see this feature configuration, because Apple is often planning for a long time when developing new products, so it will have to wait until the iPhone 16 at the earliest to have the opportunity to carry this new technology.