iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner confirmed in iOS 7 beta 4
posted by Michael H. / Jul 29, 2013, 2:35 PM
The code for iOS 7 expressly describes the set-up process for a fingerprint scanner embedded in the iPhone Home button. During the set-up tutorial, there will apparently be a photo showing "a person holding an iPhone with their left hand while touching the Home button with their thumb", and "A fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process."
We had heard before that the iPhone 5S had production delays because of the fingerprint scanner, and this seems to confirm the hardware. This would be a pretty big change for an "S" iPhone, which usually just focuses on internal specs boosts. Of course, the code doesn't necessarily mean there will be a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S, but it's a s
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posted on Jul 29, 2013, 2:54 PM 6
Innovation, pure innovation.
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 3:19 PM 8
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Innovation???!!!! Finger print reading has been around for years. It does not take much to to make it work with portable devices which have been in use for years!! Public safety been using on their portable devices. Not many end user don't care to use it, and that is why a lot of manufacture don't care to put in their devices. And other thing is that it will issues, unless you're planning to wipe that button every time you done using reader. "Oh yeah you were past out drunk I just unlock your phone by holding your thumb to the reader". YEP, that's great for portable devices. Again...Apple brings up old innovations to make it their new innovation!
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 5:20 PM 6
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Then they said , Apple can't innovate anymore .
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 2:59 PM 9
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They cant....This has been done before on a Motorola android phone
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 3:02 PM 5
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Apple hasn't really been that "creative" for the past few years. They've typically stuck to simplicity and ease of operation. But, after the iOS 7 announcement, I have hope that they'll make some nice features with this fingerprint scanner. If they just use it as another means of security like the Atrix did I'll be disappointed.
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 3:32 PM 3
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I have no faith in Apple without Steve Jobs. He was at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Android is spreading so fast there's nothing Apple can do. The only chance they had was with Jobs, Tim Cook can not steer that ship. The first new hardware design they have after Jobs passed away and they come up with a trash can design for their Mac Pro.
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 3:50 PM 4
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Cook (and Balmer) continually show IS IMPOSSIBLE to replace Jobs and Gates. Cook is lost, no creatively, caving to pressure to gain market share (plastic cheap iPhones anyone?!) Apple has NEVER been about market share... At least under Jobs we knew Apple was Apple and stood for something that wasn't a cheap, multi colored, plastic iphone 5ssssss with a candy coated pastel colored, non skeumorphic iOS
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 4:45 PM 4
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Do not compare Cook to Balmer. Cook will be even more successful than Steve did. iP5 and the Mini are Cook's era and they are fantastic devices. Meanwhile the IP5 is the best iP of all time, the Mini is giving its body form factor to the long time no change iPad. I believe when the engineer do the lead in a tech company, if that guy has good leadership, he will definitely lead best. Behind Apple, there is a board of directors filled with brilliant people and I also believe they have a good reason behind to choose and pay huge for Cook as their ship's pilot. From my point of view, Apple is getting more true engineering than ever! Let's see!
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 7:28 PM 0
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wow, ballua you are dullua-sional. First off, it is a rare human being to achieve Jobs and Gates level of success. Cook is just a dude who was picked to replace a legend. Much like Balmer. iP5 and Mini are fantastic devices? lol, iP5 is a iP4 weirdly longer that DOES ENABLE A WHOLE EXTRA ROW OF ICONS! and the Mini is a absolute disgrace with that industry low and totally embarrassing 1024x768 res, proving apple just threw it out to try and stop the market share hemmoraging. Apple is demonstrating fear and uncertainty. Everything that made Apple a great brand is being DE-COOKED and Apple soon will NOT be associated with quality but just a another product that's cheap with severely limited options and features. Being that I am appleDOESNT I am loving the fall of Apple. You can't look through the NARROW vision of Apple's eye and not see their pastel, flat, limited true colors
posted on Jul 29, 2013, 9:18 PM 0
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I think too much credit is given to Steve Jobs with creativity and innovation. That primarily belongs to the designers and engineers at Apple, but since Steve was the CEO and face of the company he gets all the public accolades.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 5:48 PM 0
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