A new DigiTimes report claims that Apple will be using its own fingerprint technology on the OLED iPhone 8 that will come with a redesigned fingerprint ID solution. The company’s solution makes use of AuthenTec algorithm, a company it acquired in 2012, and Privaris glass identification technology.
The whole solution will be fabricated by TSMC’s at its 65nm process node. The report also adds that Apple will only be able to start production for the OLED iPhone from September due to the redesigned fingerprint solution that it plans on using on the device. The other two iPhone variants featuring an LCD display will enter into production from July.
Apple’s in-house developed fingerprint ID solution will be fabricated at TSMC’s 12-inch line using 65nm process technology, said the sources, adding that production for the new OLED iPhone is unlikely to start until September due to the redesigned fingerprint ID solution.
Apple’s new fingerprint ID solution will allow it to completely do away with the home button on the OLED iPhone 8. Additionally, the report claims that the iPhone 8 will come with a biometric authentication system that will make use of ultrasound for possible facial or iris recognition.
The OLED iPhone 8 is expected to feature a bezel-less design that will see Apple do away with the physical home button. While rumors have been rife about Apple integrating the fingerprint sensor into the display for the iPhone 8, no such technology exists from the top fingerprint sensor vendors in the market. Thus, it does make sense for the Cupertino company to come up with its own solution so as to get around the problem.