Apple received a patent for the improvement of the Touch ID technology, thanks to which iPhone can be unlocked, putting a finger to any place on the screen. The document also describes the technology to unlock the smartphone the cheek or ear.

The patent application was filed in 2016, but published only now. According to the document, the new technology of the iPhone makes it easy to access the smartphone by simply putting a finger to any place on the display. The patent also notes that Apple is exploring the possibility of unlocking the device with the ear or cheek of the user. Details about the work of such sensors, however, the company failed.

The new Touch ID technology will be to use a speaker system to generate images for recognition of fingerprint. This system should be more accurate than the previous one.

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