Apple goes from the fingerprint sensor and invests in lasers for the Face ID -


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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Apple goes from the fingerprint sensor and invests in lasers for the Face ID

If something is known for the iPhone X for the most profane is the Face ID, facial recognition technology capable of unlocking the phone , authorizing payments or using the Animojis. This is possible thanks to a system of front cameras that receives the denomination of TrueDepth.

And when many people yearn for the Touch ID, which remains a fantastic identification system and which complements the Face ID in some cases, Apple announced in a press release that it will invest 390 million dollars in Finisar , the manufacturer of the components for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) in the TrueDepth front camera of the iPhone X.

Finisar would open a screen that currently has in the state of Texas, in the town of Sherman, and that is unused, to develop this technology, and would give direct employment to more than 500 people. Production is expected to begin shortly to be able to ship their products in the second half of this next year .

With this play, Apple clearly shows his cards. He wants to continue betting on Face ID and not have production problems in the future , as has happened with the iPhone X. Thus there would be delays of up to six 6 weeks, as happened on the day of release.

Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, expressed the company's enthusiasm for working with Finisar in a statement:

" The VCSELs drive some of the most sophisticated technologies we have developed and we are delighted to partner with Finisar in the coming years to overcome the limits of VCSEL technology and the applications they carry out ."

So if we had any doubt about whether the Californian company would recover the Touch ID for their models from now on, it seems that the master line is another, improve the Face ID to make it their particular workhorse.

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