Apple Patent Details Fingerprint Reader Built Into Display

Some reports about the iPhone 8 have indicated the phone is close to bezel-less, suggesting Apple may want to get rid of the home button with it or another upcoming model. If it goes in that direction, a different fingerprint reader setup will presumably be required.

One possibility is that an iPhone could have a fingerprint reader integrated into its display, something that's described in a patent recently awarded to the company.

The patent is for an "interactive display with IR diodes" that'd provide an alternative to the current Touch ID system.