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Topic: Touch ID

New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

07/16/2014, 09:07 am

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.

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USPTO denies Apple's 'Touch ID' trademark, cites possible confusion with timecard system

07/15/2014, 09:07 am

Apple will not be granted a trademark for the Touch ID authentication system introduced alongside the iPhone 5s, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision revealed Monday, because it could be confused with an earlier Touch ID trademark assigned to timekeeping company Kronos.

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Mobile money services on the rise worldwide as Apple eyes Touch ID payment system

07/02/2014, 11:07 am

If Apple is able to drive adoption of its rumored iTunes-backed mobile payment system among wealthy consumers at the same pace as similar systems in the developing world, it could be one of the company's most important -- and profitable -- strategic moves.

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Apple rumored to improve durability of new Touch ID hardware in 2014 iPhones, iPads

06/23/2014, 08:06 am

With the Touch ID sensor expected to come to all of Apple's new iPhones and iPads later this year, the fingerprint scanning hardware is also rumored to see internal improvements that will make the home button more durable, according to a new report.

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PayPal reportedly working to integrate Touch ID into iOS apps

06/05/2014, 05:06 pm

Just days after Apple announced the opening of Touch ID APIs to third-party developers with iOS 8, mobile and digital payment services giant PayPal is already said to be working on implementing the feature into its apps.

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Every new iPhone and iPad expected to ship with Touch ID in 2014

05/26/2014, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to include its Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology in all new iPhone and iPad devices introduced this year, one analyst says, which will grow shipments of the package to some 120 million in 2014.

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Morgan Stanley predicts Apple will incorporate NFC into future iPhone for mobile payments

05/20/2014, 08:05 am

While prognosticators have given failed forecasts for years predicting Apple will add near-field communications technology to the iPhone for touch-less mobile payments, investment firm Morgan Stanley offered the same prediction on Tuesday, suggesting that NFC will be a key part of the company's so-called "iWallet."

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Samsung says it 'leads by following,' admits few businesses are actually using Knox

05/19/2014, 04:05 pm

Speaking to analysts and investors, a senior vice president of Samsung stated "we, as a market leader, are following the market trend" in adding biosensors to mobile devices, while sidestepping the company's delay in 64-bits and the moribund 2 percent adoption of Knox by enterprise users.

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Code discovered in iOS 7.1 offers further evidence Touch ID is coming to Apple's next iPads

04/25/2014, 12:04 pm

This year's anticipated iPad refresh is rumored to expand implementation of Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor beyond the iPhone, bringing it to the next iPad Air and iPad mini. Now, newly discovered code in the iOS mobile operating system offers further evidence in support of those claims.

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Apple staffing up for 'very, very serious' mobile payments push - report

04/21/2014, 03:04 pm

iPhone owners may soon be able to use their device to purchase goods and services at brick-and-mortar businesses as Apple has reportedly begun interviewing senior-level candidates to build an iTunes-backed mobile payments business.

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Facebook said to be readying electronic payment system, could preempt Apple entry

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple's hotly-anticipated entry into the market.

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Apple 'considered' buying mobile payment firm Square, but Google deal seen as more likely

04/09/2014, 09:04 am

Both Apple and Google have reportedly had internal discussions about making respective offers to buy mobile payment company Square, though Google is seen as the more likely of the two to actually go through with a purchase.

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Apple exploring device pairing with Touch ID, camera privacy using diffusers

03/06/2014, 10:03 am

A pair of newly released patent applications detail potential future capabilities for Apple devices, with the first detailing a system by which two devices could be paired using biometric information, like a fingerprint, while the second details a method to display camera information using electronic diffusers.

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Apple preparing software update to enhance functionality of iPhone 5s Touch ID

02/28/2014, 08:02 am

Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a "fade" issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple details Touch ID and Secure Enclave tech in new security white paper

02/26/2014, 06:02 pm

An iOS security white paper published by Apple on Wednesday offers a deeper understanding of the company's Touch ID fingerprint sensing system and the so-called "Secure Enclave" found in the A7 SoC, both of which were introduced with the iPhone 5s.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 said to ship with swipe-style fingerprint sensor in home button

02/18/2014, 03:02 am

In a bid to counter the popularity of the Touch ID system found in Apple's iPhone 5s, South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly outfit the home button of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S5 handset with a swipe-style fingerprint reader.

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Rumor: Apple to use same manufacturer, processing method for Touch ID in next iPhone

02/11/2014, 08:02 am

Production of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's next iPhone will remain identical to the iPhone 5s, utilizing an 8-inch processing method run by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., according to the latest rumor.

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PayPal wants to partner with Apple on iPhone mobile payment platform - report

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

Online payment giant PayPal has reportedly been pitching Apple a potential partnership --one that could see PayPal handle back-end security measures for a future iPhone-driven mobile payment system.

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Apple's Tim Cook hints at expanded mobile payment strategy and more for Touch ID

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

While stopping short of announcing an comprehensively outlined strategy for facilitating mobile payments, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook linked the concept with iPhone 5s' Touch ID system.

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Samsung planning to one-up Apple's Touch ID with iris scanner in Galaxy S5

01/09/2014, 09:01 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung is considering the inclusion of iris recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy S5 handset as the company attempts to counter Apple's popular Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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