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Topic: Touch ID

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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Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest professional-grade notebook ever from the company. It features a high-contrast wide color Retina display, improved speakers, a larger Force Touch trackpad, versatile expansion via USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID, and it's the first device to sport the Touch Bar input row. If you're looking to buy, AppleInsider has you covered with everything you need to know in our video review.

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Apple Pay holiday promotions offer online shoppers free rush shipping, discounts, rewards

11/08/2016, 12:11 pm

A new initiative intended to drive Apple Pay use on the web, coinciding with the debut of Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro, offers shoppers exclusive offers and discounts this holiday season.

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Examined: The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Apple's T1 authentication chip

10/28/2016, 02:10 pm

While Apple won't detail the T1 to any significant depth to avoid exploits, some details on how the Touch Bar works in conjunction with the new T1 chip have surfaced -- including what happens if the Touch Bar needs to be replaced. AppleInsider explains.

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Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB-C ports starting at $1799

10/27/2016, 01:10 pm

Thinner and lighter with a new trackpad, keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, the 2016 MacBook Pro is a major redesign to Apple's flagship notebook. It comes in screen sizes of 13 and 15 inches, with core models starting at $1,799 and shipping in two to three weeks.

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Official Apple images show new MacBook Pro with OLED 'Magic Toolbar,' Touch ID, new speaker design

10/25/2016, 03:10 pm

With just a few days to go before Apple is expected to announce its next-generation MacBook Pro, photos contained in the newly released macOS 10.12.1 update appear to show the design of the new notebook, including its dynamic touch-sensitive function row.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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