2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
IPhone fans seem to have come to terms with the fact that this year Apple will not unveil a completely new smartphone. But iPhone sales have been falling for two quarters in a row - so in the near future, Cupertinos will simply have to surprise the consumer. For example, a completely new unlocking method.
The Taiwanese portal DigiTimes, citing its own sources, reports that Apple will switch the iPhone to iris scanners in two years. Apparently, Cupertino wants to wait and understand how promising the technology is - the same DigiTimes writes that the main competitor of Cupertino, Samsung, will put iris scanners on Note smartphones in the second half of 2016. Koreans, by the way, will not be pioneers - a technology called Windows Hello is already working on Windows 10 Mobile-Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones.
The iris is great for identifying a person. It is formed even before our birth, does not change throughout life and is notable for a very complex pattern, which does not match even in twins. There are up to 200 unique points on the iris, while on the fingers there are no more than 60-70. In addition, in contrast to the same retina, it is easier to scan it - there is no need to "blind" the eyes with special red beams. Another advantage is that you can even go through the iris identification procedure with glasses or contact lenses.
How good is the technology in real life? Daniel Rubino, the chief journalist of the Windows portal, shares his impressions (the information is relevant as of the end of 2015, at that time the recognition technology from Microsoft was in beta):
- Unlocking with a glance at the screen in 1-2 seconds works at a distance of 30 centimeters.
- Correct operation of the scanner occurs only 70 percent of the time.
- Works in low light conditions and even in the dark;
- Glasses - even sunglasses - are not a problem;
- Gemini and a photo of the owner's eyes won't fool Windows Hello;
- Windows Phone Store purchases are made at a glance!
It is possible that DigiTimes - a resource in terms of the accuracy of the information reported, let's say, rather peculiar - just did not quite understand Apple's intentions. In early 2014, more reliable media reported that Apple was actively working to improve its face (rather than iris) scanning technology using the sensors already in the iPhone.
In turn, the well-known and trustworthy analyst Min-Chi Kuo also does not exclude the appearance of an iris scanner or face recognition technology in future iPhones - but not as a replacement for Touch ID, but as an additional layer of security.
- Video comparison of iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s design.
- Which iPhone model is most resistant to fire - test (video).
- How many iPhone 6s and how many Galaxy S7 to stop a bullet (video).
South Korean manufacturer Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The device combines the latest hardware and great design. The gadget has received a number of significant modifications compared to its predecessor. Key features include an updated S Pen and an iris scanner to identify the owner of the smartphone
Designers from the SET Solution company presented the next concept of the next generation "apple" smartphone, the main idea of which was a new module for biometric identification of the device owner - a retinal scanner. According to the authors, in this way Apple developers are rehabilitated for not the most successful Touch ID sensor.I
Over the past few weeks, there have been many different rumors about Samsung working on multiple versions of its next flagship, the Galaxy S5 . There is nothing surprising in this, because earlier the company has more than once surprised fans and reviewers with curious gadgets
A leaked photo of Apple 's alleged iPad 5 has confirmed the presence of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the new device.The announcement of the expected fifth-generation 9.7-inch tablet is due in a week, on October 22. The immensity of the event gives rise to a chain of new leaks and rumors
There is no doubt that Apple will integrate a fingerprint scanner into future tablet models. The only question is when exactly such a modernized model will appear - many very convincingly nod in the direction of the upcoming iPad 5 .Others, however, use counterarguments wisely and predict that a tablet with a fingerprint scanner will appear only next year