Most interesting information about iPhone 8 leaked; find out what Apple has in store
Now that the home button has been converted from a physical button to a haptic-feedback mechanism, it could be moved under the screen. If Apple can also move the Touch ID sensor as well, it would either free up the bottom of the iPhone (and iPad) to allow for a taller display, or perhaps Apple could make a smaller device that maintained the same screensize.
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New patent gained by Apple will showcase massive upgrade in next level iPhone. These additional specifications will make surprising changes on the usage of this product and it will be more easier to make it user friendly. Hiding important features on the design will make the new iPhone to Next level. So then the design will be the most sharp and classy one among any other competitors. The Patent is titled as ‘Capacitive fingerprint sensor including an electrostatic lens’. If you’re sharp, you can see where we’re headed next. The iPhone 8 will take fingerprint recognition to the next level, with its sensor sitting underneath the display. This, in turn allows Apple to create a truly virtual home button for the iPhone.
While it would be a preference for the next iPhone to add wireless charging and a more rugged display, Apple may be focusing on a whiz bang feature that would probably make Jony Ive, Apple's chief of design, very happy. If you look at all of the iPhones and iPads since day one, they have that home button taking up a big chunk of the device, largely because there has to be space on both sides of it. Apple can't eliminate it and use a software home button because it also serves as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
With Apple's latest patent that might change. Apple is working on a fingerprint sensor that would fit under the glass of the display itself. The patent is dubbed "Capacitive fingerprint sensor including an electrostatic lens" and is described as "A capacitive fingerprint sensor, including: a dielectric structure having a contact surface and a sensor surface; an array of capacitive sensing elements held on or near the sensor surface of the dielectric structure; and an electrostatic lens formed within the dielectric structure."
Now that the home button has been converted from a physical button to a haptic-feedback mechanism, it could be moved under the screen. If Apple can also move the Touch ID sensor as well, it would either free up the bottom of the iPhone (and iPad) to allow for a taller display, or perhaps Apple could make a smaller device that maintained the same screensize. Imagine the same screensize in a phone about an inch shorter? That would be compelling. Of course, knowing Apple, it would want to cut the top off as well, to maintain proportions. That might require a speaker and even the selfie camera under glass as well.