Apple has recently been granted a patent for putting Face ID under the display on future iPhone models. The news of this patent was first reported by the site Patently Apple, who posted a supply chain report claiming that Apple’s first iPhone with an under display Face ID camera was likely to surface in the 2025 to 2026 timeline.
The patent, if implemented, could do away with the dynamic island on a number of iPhone models. The dynamic island is the notch that sits at the top of the iPhone display and houses the front-facing camera, speaker, and other sensors.
This new patent would allow Apple to place the Face ID technology under the display, which would result in a more seamless and aesthetically pleasing design.
However, while the Face ID technology is going under the display, the front-facing camera will not be. Instead, there will still be a small hole for the camera.
This is because putting front-facing cameras under the display often results in a lower quality image, which is not ideal for taking selfies or recording videos.
Despite the limitations, this new patent is a significant step forward for Apple and the tech industry as a whole.
The patent is a sign that the company is always exploring new technologies and ways to improve their products. And while it may still be a few years away from being a reality, it’s exciting to think about what the future of iPhone design might look like.
Windows 11 Gets iMessage Integration
Microsoft has recently announced a new version of their Phone Link app that will support iMessage on the iPhone.
The Phone Link app on Windows 11 will send and receive messages back and forth via Bluetooth, allowing Windows users to use iMessage on their PCs.
However, it’s important to note that the integration will be limited.
Limitations of iMessage on Windows 11
Windows users will only be able to see messages sent and received while using the Phone Link app and won’t have access to the entire message history. Additionally, photos and group messages won’t be supported.
It’s also important to note that the integration is invite-only, meaning that not all Windows users will be able to access iMessage through the Phone Link app.
This walled garden approach means that only a select few Windows users will be able to use iMessage on their PCs, which is a disappointment for those who were hoping for better integration.
Despite these limitations, the new integration is still a step forward for Microsoft. The company has gone from 0% iPhone iMessage integration to now offering 15% integration, which is a significant improvement.
And while the integration is limited, it’s still a positive development for Windows users who have been seeking better integration with iMessage.