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Topic: Touch ID

Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays

05/26/2017, 11:05 am

An analyst with historically off-target guesses about Apple's hardware intentions and supply chain machinations is claiming that the "iPhone 8" will not only ship later than expected because of Touch ID supply problems, but also claims that full manufacturing won't fully ramp up until the first calendar quarter of 2018.

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TSMC source alleges 'iPhone 8' Touch ID embedded in display, wider screen ratio

05/26/2017, 08:05 am

Potentially confirming rumored details about the "iPhone 8," a report claims that a TSMC representative spoke out about specific details about the new device at the NA Technology Symposium on Thursday.

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Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor [u]

05/24/2017, 01:05 pm

A series of images posted to Chinese social media on Wednesday are claimed to show Apple's "iPhone 8," but differ significantly from some rumors, and also appear to contradict each other. [Updated with clone allegations]

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Presentation slide again suggests 'iPhone 8' Touch ID sensor on rear of device

05/22/2017, 08:05 am

A photograph of a PowerPoint presentation suggests that the "iPhone 8" Touch ID sensor module cutout is on the back of the screen -- shedding some doubt on recent mockups and illustrations putting it underneath the display glass.

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How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

04/22/2017, 01:04 am

There's a lot of talk about Apple's shift to a new screen technology with the "iPhone 8," but fewer conversations about how it will all work -- AppleInsider explains what changes Apple will likely need to make to implement the technology, while retaining Touch ID on the front of the rumored edge-to-edge screen on the device.

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Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

04/20/2017, 11:04 pm

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin--which threw in the towel in February--in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

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Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.

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Another alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows Touch ID home button on back of device, vertical camera

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

An illustration claiming to show the design of Apple's next-generation flagship "iPhone 8" includes features and measurements consistent with earlier leaks, most notably a circular space centered on the back of the device that could be the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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Analyst speculates Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' could ditch embedded fingerprint sensor

04/17/2017, 12:04 pm

A Wall Street analyst claims Apple has yet to finalize an embedded fingerprint recognition for this year's OLED-based "iPhone 8," leading him to speculate that the phone could ship late -- or without a fingerprint sensor at all.

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No, Apple won't move the home button and Touch ID to the back of the 'iPhone 8'

04/13/2017, 12:04 pm

It's silly season in "iPhone 8" rumor reporting, with the latest supposed "leaked schematics" claiming the handset will move the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, and also feature a chassis considerably thicker than even the iPhone SE. AppleInsider attempts to bring some sanity to the discussion.

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Rumor: Integrating Touch ID into 'iPhone 8' display remains Apple's 'biggest bottleneck'

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is expected to introduce a number of new technologies in this year's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8," but it is the efforts to integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the handset's display that are apparently causing the company the most trouble.

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Apple sued by Australian regulator over 'Error 53' glitch, hardware repair practices

04/05/2017, 10:04 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday local time filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allegedly disabling iPhone and iPad hardware repaired by unauthorized third parties.

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Apple adds Touch ID security in updated iOS, macOS versions of Numbers, Pages & Keynote

03/27/2017, 02:03 pm

Alongside macOS 10.12.4 Sierra and iOS 10.3 releases, Apple has also updated its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps with Touch ID authentication, and assorted bug fixes.

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Why Apple is unlikely to ditch Touch ID for facial recognition with 'iPhone 8'

03/15/2017, 01:03 am

Apple is rumored to integrate face-scanning cameras in its upcoming "iPhone 8" handset this fall, sparking speculation that facial recognition technology will replace the company's Touch ID authentication system. AppleInsider explains why such a move is unlikely, at least this year.

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Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

Rumors that Apple is considering a future without a physical home button on its iPhones have been bolstered by a patent granted to the company on Tuesday -- one that could allow users to authenticate their fingerprint by touching anywhere on the screen.

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Federal court rules police can't force building-wide iPhone fingerprint unlocks

02/23/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly reversing recent trends in law enforcement, a U.S. federal court in Illinois has ruled that warrants can't be used to demand broad fingerprint unlocks for all of the devices in a building, such as Apple iPhones.

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Touch Bar keyboards, 'modest' Mac upgrades on Apple's slate for 2017

12/20/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's Mac plans for next year reportedly include mostly "modest" upgrades, though the company is considering building standalone keyboards with Touch Bars and Touch ID.

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Review: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

11/26/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar embraces the future, delivering it in a super light, portable, attractive and expensive package. But are users ready to embrace that future? And does the 13-inch model have enough horsepower and connectivity? Find out in AppleInsider's full review.

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How to capture screenshots of the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro

11/16/2016, 03:11 pm

The Touch Bar input strip on new MacBook Pro models is itself a Retina Display, but it doesn't show up as a display in System Report. That's prompted Apple to create specialized support in its Grab app to enable capture of screenshots of its current status.

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Everything you need to know about Apple's Touch Bar and Touch ID for MacBook Pro

11/15/2016, 09:11 am

Apple introduced new Touch Bar and Touch ID features on its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Here's a look at how they work, what they're useful for, and the potential for seeing these technologies trickle out across the rest of Apple's Mac platform.

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