New patent filings with the US Patent and Trademark Office reveal that Apple plans to include a series of tiny lasers in future iPhones and Apple Watches. This discovery could have significant ramifications for smartphone security and innovation in general.
According to the patent application that the IT giant Apple has submitted, the company is working with horizontal cavity surface-emitting lasers, which are abbreviated as HCSEL. The technique would basically make it possible to install a number of HCSELs underneath the display in order to monitor biometrics and other environmental parameters. There are plenty of other possibilities for HCSELs, and the opportunity for developers to investigate the technology might result in a surge of new capabilities being added to your iPhone and Apple Watch.
Developers now have even more resources at their disposal in the form of input and world reading options of this nature. Whatever Apple plans to do with the HCSEL lasers, developers will have access to an entirely new set of possibilities.
Apple’s patent reveals that the company’s primary priority is to strengthen security. This basically suggests that there is a very good probability of TouchID being reinstalled on Apple’s devices in a much better way. The lasers could allow Apple to develop its own set of fingerprint scanners under the display that are more reliable and safe than those now in use on smartphones.
Additionally, the patent states that the novel laser array might be used to check the condition of the atmosphere. Apple is well-versed in the health effects of poor air quality, given that it is situated in the state of California, which has seen an increase in the number of wildfires in recent years. Apple Watch users may soon be able to look down at their wrists and see current air quality statistics for their precise area, rather than relying on generalized numbers from a third-party database, as most of the western United States struggles with uninhabitable air conditions.
Apple’s patent could theoretically allow its products to notify you when the air you’re breathing is harmful and urge you to take your workout indoors. Scientists and citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about air pollution. This function will be used a lot.