A patent application by Apple for the new and latest features for the Touch ID has surfaced. The document describes a new unlock system that will bring together fingerprint scanning with a pattern based security system, similar to what we already see in many other smartphones.
What makes the system different from what we already see is the fact that based on what the document illustrates, is that the scanner will continually be polled while the user unlock system is active. It will therefore, recognize the motion of the finger as well as the pattern of the fingerprint. This is where the Touch ID used in iPhones comes into play.
With the Touch ID, the user can interact with the screen with whatever motion he chooses. The Touch ID lock system would bring more security to any user using the iPhone. However, as always, this is just a patent and we have no confirmation that the idea, even though it’s a nice one, would ever see the light of day.