Apple calms Touch ID privacy concerns again, says chicken wings and fingerprinting don't mix
0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 06:30 posted on
The fingerprint unlock won't work properly if you have your fingers sweaty, greasy, or have scars and cuts, added Apple, based on numerous testing scenarios it did with the Touch ID scanner, so just use a dry digit with uninterrupted fingerprint...
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20. Whateverman (Posts: 3196; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I don't see a problem with the fingerprint scanner. Maybe that's because my prints are already on file (needed to get printed to become foster parents), but I do understand what the people who are against this are saying. Just looking at the tech, I think the implementation of the scanner is really cool. They've outdone themselves here, it just ain't enough.
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 11186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good post bro. I'm gonna give it a whirl, see how this puppy gets down. What's your next phone WM? +1
37. Whateverman (Posts: 3196; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Lol, not this time dude! This one fell short for me. I'm still and Apple fan and I think my dream iPhone is on the way. But the scanner and the 64 bit chip are fantastic. I just want an iPhone to be more like my iMac. Drag and drop everything, getting music and app from sources other than iTunes and AppStore. Different (bigger) sizes and a customizable homescreen. I don't think should corner the market on customization. Live wallpaper is cool, but I'm talking more about widgets and icon placement. I can do all that on my Mac, so if I can get that in an iPhone... I will be in line with the iPhone fanboys, money in hand, stupid grin on my face!
67. darkkjedii (Posts: 11186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol I feel you yo. My wish list isn't filled either, but I like what I see.
24. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
So Apple has finally decided to start competing with Samsung for gimmicky features?
25. Ninetysix (Posts: 1579; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
What would you say to Samsung when they add a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5? LOL...
52. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I don't believe Samsung gonna do this BS but...If Samsung add a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5, we ALL will just deactivate it. Simple. As ppl deactivate some of the features they don't like even now. Diffrent ppl different features.
70. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5745; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
At least they have started to compete for features that no one can do anything about at present. Has Apple released a 64-bit SDK?
71. Ninetysix (Posts: 1579; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
26. Nirmal_mano (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 May 2013)
I am not sure why people are so concerned about government programmes like PRISM when we give away almost all our private datas to Private Companies like Apple,Facebook & Google for years in the first place who basically run for profits ..the data includes emails,SMS to everything.. There is no guarantee that whatever info we provide to these companies is not exploited for their private advantage..leave alone government secret programs..
73. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5745; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"I am not sure why people are so concerned about government programmes like PRISM when we give away almost all our private datas to Private Companies"
There was a time not too long ago when there was an expectation of privacy where in the U.S., our personal data was protected from unreasonable search and seizure on the part of the government. Those days are no more. There was a difference between private company and government use of our data. After passage of the USA Patriot Act, that difference disappeared.
Some in Congress are claiming they never intended for the U.S. Government to have as broad a mandate as it has claimed under the USA Patriot Act to access citizen's personal information. Regardless, the vacuuming has occurred, is occurring and will continue to occur.
Depending on how it is implemented, finger print scanning is just another infringement on our personal data. At the rate things are going, it will not be too long before your DNA will be scanned.
Where does the line get drawn?
35. taikucing (unregistered)
I see this video on YouTube. The comment section is disabled by Apple. Apple is scared to face the reality hahahahaha...
44. xtian1103 (Posts: 358; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Samsung: "Our Galaxy Note 3 has fingerprint scanner too!"
49. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
I just hope the finger print scanning iPhones come with a new version of the apple iPhone hat. That way people will know that I am volunteering my finger prints willingly even when I'm not using my phone. Maybe the hats will come in multiple hipster colors too just like the phones!!!
62. Atheneum (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
So if I was sleeping or passed out , practically someone can use my fingerprint to open my iPhone 5S. Good job Apple.
74. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 755; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
You do know you can still unlock with a pincode and in some cases that is even mandatory ;)
But the joke was funny lol
78. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 635; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Lot of people may be excited about Fingerprint scanner.. But I have my doubts.. What if my finger is injured / or swollen/ has bandage due to a wound? That means I cant use my phone...??? What to do then??