The new Apple Watch will support screen fingerprinting or earlier than iPhone

ByKarrie Madore 2019-12-28 1838

[Gearbest News] Recently, a patent for off-screen fingerprint technology for Apple Watch has been exposed. Earlier, it was reported that Apple is working with Qualcomm to develop an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that will be more accurate than optical screen sensors. The newly exposed patent suggests that the new Apple Watch may be the first to use on-screen fingerprint technology.

Apple Watch's screen fingerprint technology patent map (image source Patently Apple)

Currently, screen fingerprint technology has become standard for Android phones, but not a single iPhone device uses it. At present, Apple Watch is mainly authenticated through PIN code system and pairing / proximity iPhone, which is not convenient to use in payment scenarios. The addition of screen fingerprint technology may further improve the security and convenience of Apple Watch in mobile payment. Of course, the screen fingerprint technology will also be used in the follow-up iPhone, which will become one of the keys for the new iPhone to cancel the bangs design.

Apple Watch screen fingerprint technology patent map (picture source Patently Apple)

Apple Watch screen fingerprint technology patent map (picture source Patently Apple)

In addition, the patent was applied for in February 2018 and was only recently made public. At the same time, the patent points out that the communication antenna will be embedded in the new Apple Watch watch band, which may bring some new functions, exactly what it is not clear. So, for you, are you looking forward to Apple Watch, that supports screen fingerprinting?

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