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Topic: Touch ID

Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

05/24/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

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Apple might let users unlock Mac via Touch ID on iPhone with OS X 10.12

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

An OS X feature under construction by Apple may let people unlock their Mac by way of Touch ID on a paired iPhone, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple quietly toughens rules forcing passcode unlocks of Touch ID devices

05/19/2016, 09:05 am

Apple has silently added another condition under which an iPhone or iPad user has to unlock their device with a passcode, despite having Touch ID enabled, according to a report.

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Courts predicted to side with law enforcement on fingerprint warrants for Apple's Touch ID

05/11/2016, 09:05 am

In a select number of cases, authorities have been able to compel courts to force criminal suspects to unlock their Touch ID-equipped iPhone using their fingerprint. That security bypass is likely to continue, legal experts say, because capturing someone's fingerprint is a well-established practice in investigations.

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Los Angeles court orders woman to unlock Touch ID-equipped iPhone for FBI

05/02/2016, 09:05 am

Through a Los Angeles court, the FBI recently obtained a warrant forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone equipped with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint technology, according to a report.

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Apple spotlights iPhone 6s 4K camera, Touch ID in pair of quirky new TV ads

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Monday launched two new television ads to promote the iPhone 6s, and courted the star power of actor Neil Patrick Harris to showcase the moviemaking capabilities of the iPhone 6s and its 4K-resolution video camera.

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The iPhone's home button could get a Liquidmetal makeover, new Apple patent shows

03/09/2016, 12:03 pm

A recently granted Apple patent points to a new use for Liquidmetal -- a simplified home button design that would cut down on complexity and last longer than conventional components.

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Apple issues new version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix iPhones bricked by 'Error 53'

02/18/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 -- the current edition of its mobile operating system -- that will allow users whose iPhones were bricked by third-party home button repairs to bring their devices back to life.

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Apple slapped with class action suit over Touch ID-related 'Error 53' code

02/11/2016, 06:02 pm

Seattle-based law firm PCVA has decided to move forward with a class action lawsuit related to Apple's hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the "Error 53" code issue that renders iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install.

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Lawfirm considers suit over iPhone's Touch ID-connected 'Error 53'

02/08/2016, 05:02 pm

A Seattle-based lawfirm is considering a class action lawsuit against Apple, following reports of an "Error 53" message some iPhone owners have seen after having unofficial repairs done on their Touch ID sensor.

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Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says it's part of Touch ID security [u]

02/05/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. [Updated]

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Apple invention hints at force-sensitive Touch ID button

02/04/2016, 04:02 am

An Apple patent filing published on Thursday suggests future iPhones and iPads might sport force-sensing Touch ID home buttons that rely on technology similar to iPhone 6s' 3D Touch system.

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Here's Johny Srouji: Apple's newest executive pioneered company's custom A-series chips

12/17/2015, 03:12 pm

After playing integral roles in two of Apple's most important product innovations --its custom A-series processors and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor --Johny Srouji has been rewarded with a new title that sees him reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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