Apple ditches in-screen fingerprint readers
FOR FUTURE iPHONES
When it was launched, Face ID revolutionized (or just popularized, depending on your take) the cyber security industry. Apple users started unlocking their phones and shopping online with
just a glance. However, for astute Android users, the feature merely improved on what their operating system started.
Recently, phone makers have started another trend — in-screen fingerprint readers. The feature already graces the screen of the Vivo X21. Additionally, both Xiaomi and Samsung will out
their own versions soon.
With an illustrious lineup coming soon, it’s only natural that Apple follows its usual game plan. Instead of adopting the trend immediately, the brand will postpone its version for a future date.
According to renowned Apple analyst, Apple will not include an in-screen fingerprint reader in iPhones from this year or next year.
In the analyst’s most recent note, Android’s adoption rate will grow by 500 percent.
However, Apple will still remain absent in the in-screen fingerprint reader market.
Apple is waiting for advancements in the system before adopting the feature. Currently, in-screen fingerprint readers works on just one area on the screen. Possibly, Apple will launch its own reader when the feature can read from all areas on the display.
As of now, Apple is still too satisfied with Face ID. The security alternative earned a lot of traction in the industry on its own.
Besides security, Face ID has facilitated pop culture with the popular Animoji. So far, Apple seemingly doesn’t even want to adopt in-screen fingerprint sensors.
THE TOP TEN
best-performing phones in August
The third slot belongs to the Smartisan Nut R1, a phone that’s so powerful yet unknown to many due to its limited availability. Vivo’s current flagship, the NEXS, takes the fourth place followed by the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer and the OPPO Find X for the fifth and sixth spots, respectively.
The OnePlus 6 is now down to seventh place, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 joins the party, ranking eighth on the list. Keep in mind that this is the Snapdragon variant, not the Exynos one.
Ending the list are two more Xiaomi phones, namely the Mi 8 and the Mi Mix 2S.
All of the phones on the list are powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor. They practically have the same hardware configuration, but the differences vary due to optimizations and other hardware components.