Apple has obtained plenty of patents for an in-display fingerprint scanner so far. Today, the Cupertino-based tech giant has won yet another patent for an under-display fingerprint sensor that will allow you to use Touch ID from anywhere on the screen.
While Apple has shifted away from Touch ID for its newest products, the feature is still very popular and still very common out there in the real world.
Finally putting Face ID and Touch ID to the test in real world purchasing scenarios, it all comes down to preference.
Touch ID is fast. It was fast when it first launched, but now the technology is so quick that simply setting your finger on the Home button and pressing is enough to immediately bypass the lock screen and unlock the handset.
In the last iOS release, Apple added an Emergency SOS feature. When you tapped on the power button 5 times, it gave you an option to contact emergency services. This is a great feature for when you’re injured or you have a problem where you need to quickly contact the authorities. In iOS 11, Apple has made a slight change as to how a part of this feature works.
The Touch ID situation on the iPhone 8, as in if it will exist on the device or not, probably won’t get handled until Apple gives us a firm answer one way or another, but details keep stacking up leaning in one direction.
Touch ID has been supported in the Apple App for iOS devices for quite some time, but one key feature has been missing up to this point.
The iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled in September of this year, keeping up with the yearly unveiling, but its actual launch may not happen as expected.
The iPhone 8 is still months out, but the rumor mill is busy trying to fill in the blanks before Apple can get around to announcing the handset.
The debate over what is going to happen with Touch ID continues into July, with several months before this no stranger to the topic.