New iPhone Will Definitely Have A Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
Just yesterday we were talking about how the iPhone 5S could get a very cool fingerprint scanner for some really personalized and enhanced security and today we are greeted by another great news (leak, actually) as Apple releases the 4th Beta version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.
The leak (or hidden code, if you will) was discovered by developer Hamza Sood (posted via Twitter). It seems that the latest version of iOS 7 confirms the hotly rumored Home Button fingerprint scanner which has been said will be the next iPhone’s cool factor.
Here’s the posted image:
And here’s the leaked code:
- Photo of a person holding an iPhone with their left hand while touching the Home button with their thumb
- Photo of a person holding an iPhone with their right hand while touching the Home button with their thumb
- A fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process.
- Recognition is %@ complete
When Apple acquired AuthenTec in July 2012, people were already murmuring about how Apple would include some sort of new security system for its iDevices and here we are, a year later and we’re seeing the fruits of this acquisition. Though a recent joint patent filing by Apple and AuthenTec somehow shows a slightly different path to the fingerprint scanner whereby the scanner itself is built in into the device’s LCD itself, as always, nothing is definite with Apple unless Apple says it’s definite, and as this latest development uncovered by our ever-diligent developer, the next iPhone will definitely get a fingerprint scanner.
Question is will it be on the LCD or beneath the Home Button?
Aside from this, what else could we expect from the sensor beneath? Surely it wouldn’t be just a one trick pony. I’m positive Apple would have other uses for the fingerprint sensor in conjunction with built in or third party apps. Perhaps the fingerprint sensor could be programmed to recognize different prints and launch specific programs or call favorite contacts with the touch of the home button.
You getting this?
Anyway, we’ll keep you posted on all things Apple.
Making it personal, always.