Since its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S10 series and further application on the Note10 series, reception for Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner has been rather mild. Despite the average reviews, it seems that Apple is unfazed and is planning on installing the in-display security feature in future iPhones.
The Cupertino giant intends on installing Qualcomm’s new 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. That was recently announced during its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii. Moreover, a report by MacRumors also says that Apple is partnering up with the Taiwan-based touchscreen manufacturer, GIS, in order to develop iPhones that will be able to utilise the under-display security technology.
Apple’s decision to use Qualcomm’s fingerprint scanning technology is rather – for lack of a better word – surprising. The two tech giants are renowned for their legal brawlings and lawsuits; at one point, Qualcomm got Germany to ban the sale of specific iPhone models in the European country, forcing Apple to recall said models.
However, back in April of this year, both Qualcomm and Apple surprisingly made peace with each other, even go so far as to sign a six-year licensing agreement with each. As well as announcing that they were dropping all litigations and lawsuits against each other.