September 9, 2013 10:04pm
Apple is poised to revolutionize the smartphone world once again.
Although the fingerprint scanning technology has been present on smartphones in the past (Motorola ATRIX), Apple is reportedly banking on its influence to make the security feature widely adopted.
Apple purchased AuthenTec, a security solutions company, back in 2012 for approximately $356 million. Ever since this transaction the company has been rumoured to include a sensor that would give users another security option to access and protect their personal info within their smartphone.
The big unveiling of the next-generation iPhone will happen tomorrow and joining the security train is the Wall Street Journal. According to their ‘people familiar with the matter,’ Apple “will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.” Various leaks, plus the leaked retail packaging, have pointed towards this fingerprint scanner being placed under the home button.
The complete list of specs of the iPhone 5S is only hours away…
Update: According to a document posted on Nowhereelse.fr, Apple will launch the ‘iPhone 5S’ and it will be embedded within the home button. This fingerprint sensor will reportedly be called the “Home Button/Touch ID sensor”.