Although until now they have been fundamental elements for the operation of Face ID, it is more than known that both the already traditional notch and the newest island, as design elements to place certain components in the screen area It is something that has never been liked in Cupertino. The ideal design paradigm for the company is for the entire front of the iPhone to be just a screen, screen, and more screen, something they took a huge leap forward by removing the Home button with the iPhone X.
What happened with the debut of the notch was somewhat paradoxical, because while Apple reneged on this design (from the inside out, of course) and some developers tried to design backgrounds and apps in which the notch went unnoticed, we could see how in Play Store appeared plug-ins for Android whose only function was to visually simulate its presence on the smartphones on which it was installed.
Thus, we have known for a long time that Apple is investigating multiple technological solutions to place under the screen the necessary elements for the operation of Face ID (facial recognition technology) or Touch ID (biometric identification through fingerprints), although it seems that up to now all attempts have been unsuccessful, which is why in the More recent generation we still find the notch in the iPhone 14 and the island in the iPhone 14 Pro.
Now, as we can read in Phone Arena, Apple has patented a new technological solution that would allow Face ID elements to be located under the screen. For its correct operation, this new patent proposes the selective activation and deactivation of specific pixels on the screen. In this way, the iPhone could deactivate the dots that are on the elements of Face ID, making that part partially transparent, only when its use is necessary, allowing the rest of the time to work in the normal way, that is. say, with total opacity.
This is just one step for removing the island, because although you can hide the Face ID elements under the screen, the front camera still remains. In this regard, technological solutions are also being tested that allow it to be placed under the screen, but after some somewhat disappointing first results, it is most likely that it will still take some time to see an under-screen camera that offers the level of quality desired by Apple. for iPhone.
However, it is possible that Apple has decided to step on the accelerator in everything related to eliminating the islandfacing the increasingly rumored iPhone Ultra, and therefore we can see significant progress in this regard in the medium term.