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Apple buys biometric security company AuthenTec for $356 million, James Bond iPhone to follow

0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2012, 07:22 posted on

What is Apple planning to do with AuthenTec is not clear at this point, but it paid $8 pre share for the company whose shares closed yesterday at $5.07 - a nice 58% premium, which might have made a lot of people privy to the deal much richer overnight...

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:36 2

32. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Oh yes, they brought to us what we already had, in a fancier shell. So yes, I dare...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:51 2

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


what you had was no were near what is is today.. Google voice was a worthless feature.. Google Now.. way better thanks to Siri... your welcome.. ingrate

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 21:55

38. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Google Now is a card system that shows you information about what you're about to do or go. No voice required. What you're talking about is the new Google Voice Search, which is basically the same as before except now it recognizes natural speech instead of commands...God, you iFans, can't tell if you're trolling or really that ignorant and stupid about current technology.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:43

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


my first/favorite Android phone from Motorola. Now Apple is going to sue someone yet again for this technology. which is stupid because Apple will ban this technology with any other hone

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:46

26. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I meant to say Apple will try to ban ANY COMPANY that will try to use this techonology on any other phone

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:58

37. JC557 (Posts: 1574; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I would hope Lenovo brings out a ThinkPad phone with biometrics on board. They've been adding such things for a long time. I think there were phones that already had such tech though old implementations.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:14

28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They bought it to keep it away from Android OEMs.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:43

35. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Haha Oh God, soon they'll have your finger prints and eventually your DNA in their databases.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 11:00

40. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I dont think apple will try to ban anything using this, at least not with Motorola, who has a certain device being used by the military because of this security feature, Apple is greedy, not stupid, they won't go toe to toe with the u.s government.

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 11:00

41. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I dont think apple will try to ban anything using this, at least not with Motorola, who has a certain device being used by the military because of this security feature, Apple is greedy, not stupid, they won't go toe to toe with the u.s government.

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