Foreign media will be equipped with fingerprint recognition. Netizens: I can not use it, but you can’t help

“I don’t need it, but you can’t help it.” Since the iPhone X no longer comes with fingerprint recognition in 2017, many Apple mobile phone users have begun to vomit. The new crown epidemic has exacerbated this dissatisfaction, because the mask is removed for many occasions for face recognition, which is not convenient and risky. Apple must also notice this embarrassment.

On December 27, Taiwan’s “Economic Daily” reported that Apple intends to return the fingerprint recognition function to the iPhone flagship model, which may be newly added to the next -generation iPhone to newly add the fingerprint recognition function. Partners include international companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, Taiwan It is supplied by the Hon Hai Group’s touch plant, which will not rule out the expansion of the full series of models in the future.

Screenshot of Taiwan’s “Economic Daily” report

Coincidentally, Gizchina, US Science and Technology News Blog, also recently reported that Apple has not given up the development of Touch ID. Next year’s iPhone 14 series models may be equipped with under -screen fingerprint sensors.


It is reported that for many years, iPhone has been using Face ID as its only biometric function. Since the emergence of the new crown epidemic, the use of face ID has become very uncomfortable. Although Apple has a solution for this, it requires iPhone users to have Apple Watch. This is not entirely feasible for many iPhone users. As a supplement, Touch ID is of special significance for iPhone.

Weibo netizen comments screenshot

In response to the iPhone imported fingerprint recognition, a spokesman for the Taiwanese company company will not comment. People in the island industry said that in recent years, Apple has been the possibility of the iPhone with the possibility of the fingerprint recognition with the supply chain evaluation and test screen. As related technologies are becoming more mature and the supply chain has become more complete, Apple has begun to consider the feasibility of this solution.

Gizchina report screenshot


Although the iPhone has not yet come up with the latest fingerprint recognition solutions, many domestic mobile phones have already have a down -screen fingerprint recognition function.

The Research Report of the Tore Leopard Research Institute in June 2020 mentioned that China’s under -screen fingerprint industry has currently possessed basic self -control from key components to modules. With the continuous concentration of Chinese local market companies, the penetration rate of high -cost -effective under -screen fingerprint schemes will continue to increase.

The research report pointed out that the upstream participants in the under -screen fingerprint industry chain mainly include the under -screen fingerprint solution provider, the CMOS image sensor provider, and the fingerprint module packaging provider. The focus of upstream value is to identify chips and algorithms. The midstream includes the sub -fingerprint module packaging provider. Such a provider assembles accessories as finished products. The downstream contains terminal mobile phone manufacturers. In recent years keep improving.

At present, the fingerprint solution providers under the screen mainly include the Huoting Technology, Siliwei, and Taiwan’s Aegis in Mainland China. Among them, Huiding Technology occupies a market share of more than 75%of the fingerprints under the optical screen, and in the global under -screen fingerprint market, it accounts for about 57%of the market share. 5.2%.


Screenshot of the Research Report in June 2020

According to Taiwan media reports, after Apple’s first imported face recognition function in the iPhone X released by Apple in 2017, it has not been equipped with fingerprint recognition on the flagship model that is subsequently released. Now it is reported that Apple intentionally allows fingerprint recognition to return to the iPhone flagship model. There are three major reasons for analysis on the island:


First of all, users pay more and more attention to privacy, which is the key to facilitating fingerprint recognition. The industry in the island pointed out that compared with facial recognition, it requires high -profile unlocking. Fingerprint recognition can be carried out quietly, and the unlocking speed is fast. It can also solve the problem of unlocking people wearing masks in the epidemic.


Secondly, the fingerprint recognition cost is low, and the volume is small, and the supply chain becomes more mature. If Apple wants to re -import it, there will be no major problems in good rates and design. In addition, the production capacity of fingerprint recognition chips is also higher than in the past, and the risk of disconnection is lower. In the end, fingerprint recognition has been upgraded to the fingerprint recognition under the screen, which can become a new selling point for apples.

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