The rumors of the next-generation iPhone have once again risen in the entire digital circle. According to the domestic media “Science Innovation Board Daily”, sources in the supply chain claim that the next-generation iPhone will be released in September this year, and this product may be named iPhone 12s or iPhone 13. It is reported that, unlike the iPhone 12 series, the design, screen, and camera configuration of the next-generation iPhone series will usher in a comprehensive upgrade, and it is expected to add under-screen fingerprint unlocking technology for the first time. Coincidentally, some time ago, the American media “Tom’s Guide” also broke the news that Apple is developing in-screen fingerprint technology for the next-generation iPhone 13. This function will be used as an auxiliary biometric function together with Face ID, completely replacing the existence of passwords. Various revelations about Apple’s future models have also made us more curious about the shape of the next-generation iPhone. Touch ID is coming back? It seems nothing new for Guofen to want Touch ID. The so-called Touch ID is actually a kind of fingerprint recognition technology of Apple. As early as 2013, Apple installed the Touch iD function on the iPhone 5s for the first time. This function has captured the love of a large number of fruit fans with its advantages of sensitive recognition and high security. Later, this feature appeared on devices such as iPad and Mac, and it was also popular with fruit fans. Unfortunately, in 2017, Apple launched its first full-screen model iPhone X. In order to let the iPhone completely get rid of the Home button, Apple has begun to phase out Touch ID fingerprint recognition and use Face ID facial recognition instead. At this point, the iPhone series product line bid farewell to Touch iD for 3 years, until the emergence of iPhone SE 2020 in 2020. It now appears that although Apple has said “we will not make a second set of solutions”, after three years of mass production of Face ID, Apple is indeed seriously considering the possibility of under-screen fingerprints. As early as January this year, many bloggers revealed that Apple plans to release the iPhone that supports Touch ID and Face ID dual unlocking functions in 2021, and the relevant supply chain manufacturers gave a “no comment” reply, letting Netizens feel more like “a real hammer in disguise.” In terms of technology, in November 2020, Apple once submitted a patent. In the patent document, Apple describes that they have developed a technology called “short-wave infrared optical imaging through the display of electronic equipment”. This technology can use infrared light and penetration without reintroducing the physical Home button. Display imaging technology, adding Touch ID to the iPhone again. In fact, this is not the first time Apple has submitted a patent on fingerprint recognition. Starting in 2017, Apple has submitted research patents on fingerprint recognition to the government every year. Apple did not give up Touch ID on the hardware. At the September 2020 press conference, the new iPad Air did not use Face ID technology for cost reasons, and used side fingerprints for the first time. This shows that Apple does have a reserve of fingerprint recognition technology under the screen. Here comes the question. Apple clearly has Face ID that doesn’t need to be touched. Why does it need to use under-screen Touch ID on the iPhone? It is true that Face ID is very convenient. You only need to point your face to the phone to complete unlocking, online payment, etc., providing users with a non-sense interactive experience, but this does not mean that it has no shortcomings. For example, during the epidemic, everyone will wear masks when going out. In this case, the recognition efficiency of Face ID will be greatly reduced, resulting in users often manually entering a 6-digit password to unlock. In addition, Face ID is still very particular about the unlocking posture. Generally speaking, Face ID can be unlocked successfully only when the light is sufficient and the face is at the same level as the iPhone. In some dark light environments or specific angles, for example, if you put your phone on the desktop, place the phone flat on the desktop, or you lie on your side on the bed, the chance of successfully unlocking Face ID will also decrease a lot. In contrast, Touch ID will not encounter this situation. As long as the finger is placed in the designated recognition area, the unlocking can be completed, which not only reduces the probability of unlocking failure, but also saves the trouble of manually entering the password. As those analysts said, judging from the current information, it is entirely possible that Apple will add Touch ID to future iPhones, and its continuous patents also tell us: Apple is not completely satisfied with Face ID. This is the next iPhone If Touch ID is about to return, what kind of iPhone will we usher in? In terms of appearance design, according to foreign media 9to5Mac, the design of the next-generation iPhone has not changed much compared with the previous generation. It is still the familiar front notch screen, square right-angle frame and the Lightning interface that has continued to this day. Due to the expansion of the battery capacity, the iPhone 13 will slightly increase in weight and thickness, and the bangs of the 13 may also shrink. It will “flatten”, narrowing in the vertical direction, and the width remains the same. Regarding the screen, according to foreign media MacRumors, the iPhone 13 series will not be equipped with high refresh screens as standard. Only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max series will use the 120Hz high refresh screen, while the screen of the traditional digital series is still 60Hz. In addition, these two high-end models may be equipped with LTPO OLED panels that support adaptive refresh rates to achieve the effect of saving power. When it comes to the screen, I have to talk about the bangs of the iPhone 13 series. Judging from the latest renderings that have been released so far, the notch of the iPhone 13 Pro has been greatly reduced. The reduced size of the screen bangs also helps to improve the visual experience, which means that the screen of the iPhone 13 Pro series can display more content, and the influence of the bangs on the screen occlusion will also be reduced. Finally, according to the news previously predicted by many parties, the upgrade of the next-generation iPhone will focus on the appearance and imaging system. According to the latest information released by Taiwanese media DigiTimes, all iPhone 13 models are equipped with sensor displacement optical image stabilization as standard. Unfortunately, the main camera of this machine is likely to still be 12 million pixels. Only the main camera of the two Pro series will be upgraded to 6P lens, the aperture will be further increased, and support autofocus, these upgrades may be able to make up for the previous iPhone Pro series Disadvantages in ultra-wide-angle night scene shooting. to sum up Judging from the current intelligence, Xiao Lei believes that the chance of Touch ID’s return is indeed not small. From the perspective of user needs, according to a survey by foreign media SellCell.com, the feature that most Apple users are looking forward to is the return of Touch ID, which accounts for up to 21%. Other high-brush screens, larger batteries, and smaller bangs can only come second. In terms of technology, the under-screen fingerprint technology currently on the market has matured. According to supply chain data, with the continuous promotion of Android manufacturers, Goodix’s optical fingerprint module has achieved a leap in research and development in just a few years, the response speed has been accelerating, and the price of the module has become lower and lower. If the under-screen fingerprint solution is cheaper and better than Face ID, why does Apple not use it? If the next-generation iPhone really joins the under-screen Touch ID, then Apple is indeed considering it for users. For users who hate Liu Haiping, Apple’s return to Touch ID is undoubtedly a good thing. With Apple’s endorsement, the new iPhone can easily access the original identification system. In the future, even if you are away from home, you don’t have to be bothered by fingerprints. You don’t have to manually enter your password while lying on the bed. Even payment can be done with one click. Everything is so beautiful
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