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Topic: Touch ID

iOS 10 tips: Change 'press home to unlock' back to 'rest to unlock'

09/30/2016, 03:09 pm

Slide to unlock is gone in iOS 10, and isn't coming back. In its place is "press home to unlock" which works well for the iPhone 6s and newer, but isn't so smooth for older phones, requiring two button presses to open a phone. Here's how to only have to hit the home button once to unlock your older phone with Touch ID.


ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

09/20/2016, 10:09 am

Apple's fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2.


Alleged Apple trademark filings reveal 'Iris Engine,' 'AirPod Case,' 'Home Hub,' 'Control Strip,' 'Smart Button'

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the "iPhone 7," "AirPods" wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro.


Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

08/31/2016, 10:08 am

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.


Apple's 'iPhone 7' again said to have pressure sensing haptic home button

08/08/2016, 07:08 am

The Touch ID home button on this year's iPhone will not physically click, instead mimicking the sensation of a click with haptic feedback, just like Apple's Force Touch trackpad found on newer MacBooks, a new report reaffirms.


Apple patent filing shows future potential of Touch ID not tied to a button

07/28/2016, 03:07 pm

A patent filing made public today stems directly from the Apple purchase of biometric company AuthenTec, and could lead to future iPhones and iPads using part or all of the touchscreen to act a Touch ID sensor.


Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

07/26/2016, 02:07 pm

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when pressed -- instead, it'll simulate a click with vibration, a pair of new rumors claim.


Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018

07/25/2016, 12:07 pm

The successor to Touch ID could be "Iris ID," as a new report claims that Apple is looking to bring secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.


FIS Cardless Cash to enable Touch ID banking at 70,000 ATM machines

07/15/2016, 08:07 pm

While select banks have already begun rolling out card-free ATMs for iPhone users with Apple Pay, a new partnership between FIS Cardless Cash and ATM network Payment Alliance International promises to bring similar security and card-free convenience to iPhone users via an app that authenticates via Touch ID.


Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53' triggered by Touch ID repairs

06/21/2016, 05:06 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.


With Touch ID rumored for Apple's new MacBook Pros, PC makers prep trackpad fingerprint readers

06/03/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple is rumored to bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook Pro later this year, but Windows PC makers could potentially beat it to the punch, thanks to new technology from Synaptics that's nearing release.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.