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Topic: Touch ID

Experts split on whether police can use dead bodies to unlock an iPhone

11/15/2017, 06:11 pm

Security and biometrics experts are said to be divided on the question of whether police -- or the FBI -- could have used the body of Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Kelley to unlock his rumored iPhone.

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Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

11/13/2017, 10:11 pm

There is a lot of chatter about people disappointed with the speed of unlocking the iPhone X with Face ID versus just about anything else with Touch ID. AppleInsider talks about it, and how to speed it up.

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iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

11/11/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple's iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft's Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. However, it can't please embittered bloggers who wanted Apple to fail.

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Apple emphasizes again that Touch ID for iPhone X was never an option, company all-in on Face ID

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple has once again reiterated that, despite rumors to the contrary, the company did not intend to have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the display of the iPhone X, and that Face ID was developed to be a full, permanent Touch ID replacement.

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Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID

09/26/2017, 05:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.

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All 2018 iPhones likely to adopt Face ID biometrics, TrueDepth camera if consumer response is positive

09/19/2017, 06:09 pm

With the launch of Face ID on iPhone X, and the subsequent removal of Touch ID, users are wondering whether Apple's legacy fingerprint biometric solution is dead in the water. According to one analyst, that answer depends as much on the public reception of the new facial recognition system as it does technical hurdles involving an under-screen Touch ID system.

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Gripping buttons on both sides of iPhone X disables Face ID, recognition works with most sunglasses

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple software chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Face ID unlock on the new iPhone X will come with a hidden security feature, allowing users to press buttons on both sides of the phone to temporarily disable the facial recognition capabilities.

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Apple has been 'all-in' on iPhone X Face ID replacing Touch ID for over a year - report

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Apple has allegedly been planning for Face ID to be a full replacement for Touch ID for well over a year, a new report claims, refuting earlier claims by the supply chain that the removal of the fingerprint technology is a recent decision.

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Face, the future: the new touch-less ID of iPhone X

09/14/2017, 08:09 am

Four years after introducing Touch ID to radically enhance iOS users' privacy and security, today's Apple is doing exactly what Steve Jobs would do -- phasing it out and moving on to something even better: Face ID technology in iPhone X.

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Ditching Touch ID in 'iPhone 8' wasn't Apple's first choice, was forced by technical restraints - report

09/07/2017, 01:09 pm

A new report claims that Apple clung on to hope that it could retain Touch ID in the "iPhone 8," and any delays in shipping the new unit are apparently related to last-minute changes waiting on a breakthrough in the sensor being embedded in the screen.

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Questionable slide leak hints Apple abandoned rear-mounted Touch ID on 'iPhone 8'

09/06/2017, 05:09 pm

A suspicious video of an alleged Foxconn presentation suggests that Apple was at one point testing a rear-facing Touch ID sensor on the "iPhone 8," but later abandoned the idea.

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Apple patents sub-display fingerprint recognition technology based on acoustic imaging

08/29/2017, 04:08 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology accurate enough to replace existing Touch ID optical readers, bolstering rumors that the iPhone home button is not long for this world.

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Video: Calibration machine video allegedly shows Touch ID embedded into 'iPhone 8' Apple logo

08/22/2017, 03:08 pm

AppleInsider discusses a new iPhone 8 video, allegedly depicting a Touch ID calibration machine -- and the sensor for the technology on the back of the phone.

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Video purports to show testing of Apple 'iPhone 8' with rear-mounted Touch ID

08/22/2017, 09:08 am

A video published on Tuesday allegedly shows Apple's "iPhone 8" in quality control testing -- with a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor, despite most recent rumors discounting that possibility.

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Inside iOS 11: New security feature allows users to temporarily disable Touch ID, quickly call 911

08/17/2017, 01:08 pm

Apple's iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it.

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Apple nixes plans to incorporate under-glass Touch ID in 'iPhone 8,' insider says

08/04/2017, 11:08 pm

Apple has decided against an embedded Touch ID solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, leaving the door open for competitor Samsung to debut similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9.

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Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

07/27/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

07/20/2017, 03:07 pm

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.

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Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall's "iPhone 8," may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device -- though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

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Unhappy with 'iPhone 8' rumors? Apple will still offer new iPhones with Touch ID this fall

07/04/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away -- and the latest "iPhone 8" rumors suggest that Touch ID could be leaving with the top-end device. But even if the widely feared (yet still unconfirmed) scenario does actually take place, you've still got options.

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