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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner confirmed in iOS 7 beta 4

0. phoneArena 29 Jul 2013, 14:35 posted on

If the rumors are right, Apple will be announcing new hardware in just over a month, which would mean that iOS 7 should be closing in on its final form soon. Today saw the release of iOS 7 beta 4, and the change log for the new beta release has a couple interesting additions, including possible confirmation that there will be a fingerprint scanner on a new Apple product...

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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 18:41

44. Ballua (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Boom, this innovation is hugeeee.......Together with their new strict approach to do factory reset, this fingerprint scanner will surely make the iP completely serured in term of outsider access. Now, the only remaining issue is the security in the OS itself. Rather than that, it truely is "SECURED BY APPLE". Without its owner, the phone is completely a brick. Welldone!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 18:45

46. Mr-Robert (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


This won't sell well.does anybody give a botheration...

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 18:47

47. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


finger print magnet.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 19:36

53. sena7 (Posts: 26; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


I think it's good that they went with a physical scanner as opposed to a digital one. I actually really enjoyed this feature on my Motorola Atrix.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 20:07

55. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


These tech companies are infringing more and more into things that should be left private. For example our DNA and our finger prints. This is getting ridiculous.

I am not getting another iPhone or phone that's needs to read dna, our eyeball or finger print. For one its private and two apple Samsung google and others has a history of using sensitive information for selfish and who knows what else purposes.

Our government need to limit the gathering of private information, it's actually getting scary

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 20:09

56. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


So it's going to be

S4 : Air Gestures, continue using your phone while your hands are wet or dirty.

VS

iP5S : Fingerprint scanner, can't unlock your phone if hands are wet or dirty.

Yeah, only iFans and Tech Dinosaurs are gonna find this good. Interesting? Yes, functional, hell no, it's Apple...

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 20:35

57. rantao333 (Posts: 215; Member since: 21 May 2013)


guess wat? no body use air gesture to unlock their phone

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:10

63. FISTFLY (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Fingerprint is more for scurity purpose. And air geature can not be used on all apps. If im forced to chose which one between those features would like to have. Ill chose to secure my phone contents anyday.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:24

65. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


well guess i just need to cut off your fingers and then i can have access to your data.. ha!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 23:20

64. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


this is the best thing to happen since man evolve from apes...

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:48

69. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Didn't people get all up in arms about the Prism news. Yet I see ya'll happy about apple having your fingerprints. So if the government or some half decent hacker ask/gets your fingerprints. What you gonna do? Fingerprints are for life and easiest way to track you.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 00:57

72. mikeob (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


It would be a lot easier to have an on-screen fingerprint scanner for Apple and iPhone 5S case companies such as OtterBox and LifeProof.

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