Apple has accustomed its consumers to the fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) at the bottom edge of the screen (example of the iPhone SE 2020). But in the latest design equipment, this unlocking solution gave way to Face ID.
At the presentation of the latest iPad Air, the Cupertino company did something that surprised many people. You placed a Touch ID sensor on the on / off button on this tablet. And there is a possibility that you can do it on iPhone 12 (Pro models only).
In a podcast, Bob Borchers, vice president of product marketing and John Ternus, vice president of hardware engineering at Apple, explained details about this new sensor design.
It is seen by Bob Borchers as an “incredible piece of engineering”, given the small size. However, it is still “extremely sensitive”, as requested. Of course, without losing the safety standards that the company has always wanted to guarantee.
For John Ternus, the effort invested in ensuring that the Touch ID and the antenna (in the 4G model) did not interfere was also important. The Neural Engine available on the tablet is a source of performance, but also of security for those who buy the equipment.
It is good to remember that the new iPad Air was the first device launched to debut the A14 Bionic processor. This is the same processor that will be on the iPhone 12. If we also have or Touch ID on these devices, we will only know with official confirmation.
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