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Topic: Touch ID

Of 101M iPhones now in U.S installed base, 62% are iPhone 6 models with Apple Pay support

11/19/2015, 05:11 pm

According to research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the installed base of iPhones in the United States has now reached 101 million. Somewhat incredibly, the majority of these phones now in use are iPhone 6 (or newer) models with support for Apple Pay via Touch ID.


Apple again breaks Touch ID for some iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9.1

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

A number of iPhone and iPad owners are reporting Touch ID fingerprint recognition and stability issues after updating to the latest version of iOS 9, problems similar to those that cropped up in iOS 8.


Apple Inc A9 chip cores in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus deliver a processor punch to Samsung, Qualcomm

09/25/2015, 03:09 pm

Preliminary testing of Apple's latest A-series mobile Application Processor shows that it brings a big jump in general CPU performance over last year's already speedy A8. It also advances Apple's lead in proprietary ARM core design performance over Samsung and Qualcomm.


First take video: Faster Touch ID on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus makes login & Apple Pay virtually instantaneous

09/25/2015, 05:09 am

While Apple's first-generation Touch ID fingerprint reader was already fast when it debuted two years ago on iPhone 5s, this year's update speeds up the sensor so there's virtually no delay at all.


New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla Glass, could allow button-free iPhones

07/21/2015, 10:07 am

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.


As Apple's iPhone turns 8, Force Touch and Touch ID are ready for the future

06/29/2015, 01:06 pm

Eight years after redefining the mobile computing experience with multitouch, Apple is laying the groundwork for yet another revolution with Force Touch and deep investments in biometric authentication technology that could make future iPhones even more secure and easier to use.


Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication patents from Virginia-based Privaris

06/26/2015, 03:06 pm

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.


Rumor: Apple developing iPhone display with integrated Touch ID fingerprint scanner, eliminating home button

06/22/2015, 09:06 am

Rumors have persisted for years claiming that Apple may eventually eliminate the home button on its iPhone, and a new report suggests the company is looking into developing a new solution for moving its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the display itself.


Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration

05/29/2015, 09:05 am

A logo created for the 110th anniversary of China's Fudan University --one of the country's most prestigious institutions --bears a striking resemblance to Apple's Touch ID emblem, spurring accusations of copyright infringement against the Shanghai-based school.


Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

A promotional photo posted to Apple's online storefront this week shows what appears to be a new version of the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, largely unchanged save for the notable addition of a Touch ID sensor in the home button.


Touch ID not working in App Store for some iOS 8.3 users

04/09/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.3 update is preventing Touch ID from being used to make App Store purchases for some iPhone and iPad owners, according to complaints on Twitter and Apple's support forums.


Banks ING and OCBC launch new apps with support for Touch ID logins

03/11/2015, 10:03 pm

Dutch bank ING and Singapore's OCBC Bank recently integrated Touch ID compatibility to their respective iOS apps, marking the first time Apple's fingerprint recognition system has been used to protect mobile banking apps in those countries.


UK banks RBS & NatWest become first in country to allow Touch ID logins

02/18/2015, 08:02 am

In an industry first, RBS and NatWest will be the inaugural apps in the U.K. to add Touch ID support to their iPhone apps, allowing users to securely log into their accounts with the use of their fingertip.


Rumor: Apple to add Touch ID to Retina MacBook Air as well as future Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

02/17/2015, 11:02 am

Apple may be planning an expansion of its Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology to its portable computers and peripherals in advance of a larger Apple Pay rollout, according to a Tuesday report out of Taiwan.


iPhone users can now reload their Starbucks Card with Apple Pay

02/11/2015, 02:02 pm

The official Starbucks application for iOS was updated on Wednesday to add support for Apple Pay, allowing users to quickly reload their Starbucks Card with the press of a fingertip.


Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer, superior Apple Pay experience

02/10/2015, 10:02 am

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will get an upgrade this year with Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who said on Tuesday that the new model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.


Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

02/05/2015, 12:02 pm

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.


After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

02/05/2015, 04:02 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.


Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:01 am

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.


Samsung to ape Apple's Touch ID with touch-style fingerprint sensor in 'Galaxy S6' - report

01/16/2015, 01:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship smartphone will ship with a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in place of the swipe-style sensor that the company employed on the underwhelming Galaxy S5, according to a new report.