After digging up Touch ID, Apple now relies on Face ID to secure iPhones. While Facial Recognition Biometric Security is working fine for Apple, the company will have to dig into it someday to get rid of the display that began with the iPhone X and continues into the iPhone XS series as well as the current iPhone 11. But if there is no Touch ID or Face ID, how can Apple secure iPhones? The answer lies in the human palm. Apple is now working on Palm ID.
Apple has filed a patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, suggesting that it can now use Palm scanning technology to lock iPhones. Apple further revealed that palm biometric scanners can be used not only on iPhones, but also in iPads and future Apple Watch models.
Like fingerprints, deep veins in the palm remain unchanged over time and Apple may use this to offer a new biometric lock option in future iPhones. The new palm scanning security seems inspired by the idea that the iPhone should unlock the moment the owner picks it up.
There is no word when Apple plans to bring this technology to iPhones, however, it will be interesting to see how Apple handles it. The process of scanning a palm is quite complicated and Apple will have to rely on a better front camera as well as very advanced sensors to perform Palm scanning tasks seamlessly. Saying that it is still unclear how Apple plans to insert the front camera with so many sensors to make this plan if it really wants to dig up the notch. For the record, the patent filing revealed that the ‘Palm Scanning’ sensors were fitted in a slightly larger display notch. Does this mean Apple will be on the run for their future iPhones as well?