“In a market saturated with smartphones that all increasingly look the same, Apple wants its next iPhone to stand out and be difficult for cloners to duplicate,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider. “Key to that strategy, it appears, is an advanced ultra-high resolution touchscreen technology it has developed over the last two years, shrouded in great secrecy.”
“It’s widely anticipated that one new feature Apple will be incorporating in its next high end model is a component that serves as an ultra precision, capacitative touchscreen,” Dilger reports. “But rather than being part of the display, it appears it will be built into the Home button. And rather than being used to track your finger’s movements, it will be used to uniquely verify your fingerprint.”
Dilger reports, “Early last year, Apple began working with AuthenTec, a company that built advanced fingerprint scanners in addition to selling encryption-related embedded devices and encryption software for VPNs and secure video delivery… Last September, after Apple’s acquisition closed, AuthenTec notified existing customers, including Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo and Fujitsu, that it would no longer be fulfilling their orders for parts in 2013.”
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