We predict the OLED model won’t support fingerprint recognition,
reasons being: (1) the full-screen design doesn’t work with
existing capacitive fingerprint recognition, and (2) the
scan-through ability of the under-display fingerprint solution
still has technical challenges, including: (i) requirement for a
more complex panel pixel design; (ii) disappointing scan-through
of OLED panel despite it being thinner than LCD panel; and (iii)
weakened scan-through performance due to overlayered panel module.
As the new OLED iPhone won’t support under-display fingerprint
recognition, we now do not expect production ramp-up will be
delayed again (we previously projected the ramp-up would be
postponed to late October or later).
For its redesigned iPhone, set to go on sale later this year,
Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to
log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning
their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is
powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be
identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The
company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of
the people said.