Original title: Two big reasons why the 2020 iPhone might be worth the wait
<#comment>#comment>Netease Technologies News, May 27, according to CNET reports, Barclays analysts recently predicted that Apple's 2019 iPhone design will not change much, while the 2020 iPhone will have more substantive updates. Apple's latest patent filing shows that for the 2020 iPhone, Apple plans to enhance Touch ID unlocking capabilities and re-apply them to the iPhone in 2020, while supporting 5G networks.
As for Apple's next-generation iPhone, there are many rumors that it might introduce an off-screen fingerprint scanner. But Apple's latest patent application almost confirms the company's plan to reconfigure Touch ID in the future, but perhaps not so soon.
The latest patent shows how Apple plans to embed a pinhole camera under the screen of a mobile phone. No matter where you put your finger, this technology can map your fingerprints in 3D. Apple may not change its Face ID soon, but this new off-screen Touch ID can complement Face Recognition and make your iPhone safer.
What's exciting about the patent is that Apple has shown working prototype technology pictures, which means that significant progress has been made in Apple's development. But the technology may not be ready for mass production until 2020. There are also rumors that Apple will provide a 5G connection to the iPhone this year after agreeing with Qualcomm to use its 5G chip.
It has been rumored that this year's iPhone 11 has barely changed its design, except for its three-camera array on the back and its reverse wireless charging capability. Offscreen fingerprint scanners may help attract users to upgrade when the next generation of the iPhone is released.
In addition to the iPhone, Apple this week released a new MacBook Pro laptop and upgraded it. Apparently, they are easily confused with last year's models, but they are now powered by Intel's 9th-generation Core i7 and Core i9 processors, with six-core and eight-core versions, making them the first Macbook equipped with eight-core processors.
As for the new keyboards, they still use the traditional butterfly switch mechanism, which brought many keyboard problems to Apple in previous models. But this time Apple used a new material, which the company said would help solve the bonding problem.
Apple was vague about the details of the material changes, but a few days later, iFixit, the maintenance website, published details of the disassembly machine. According to reports, Apple seems to have replaced the silicone film found under each button, although it can help prevent dust and other pollutants. But even with a full disassembly, it's hard to understand how these subtle changes will affect the performance of Apple's new keyboard. Apple's latest fixes are not yet finalized.
This new material is not Apple's only attempt to solve the keyboard problem. On the same day that Apple released its new MacBook Pros, the company also announced that it would expand its keyboard service program to replace all faulty MacBook keyboards from 2015 and speed up the repair process so that users can resume normal use and run faster.
In 2015, Apple switched from a traditional scissors keyboard to a butterfly keyboard. Soon after, users began complaining that the keys or characters would repeat when typing.
Apple was finally admitted last June,
Apple has issued an official invitation to its 2019 Developers Conference to give a keynote speech at McEnery Convention and Exhibition Center in San Jose at 10 a.m. local time on June 3. Apple usually releases new software updates for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS, and this year is no exception. (small)<#comment>#comment><#comment>#comment><#comment>#comment>