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Topic: Touch ID

Massive new Apple patent filing details multi-user support, trackpad controls with Touch ID

11/25/2013, 02:11 pm

A 612-page patent application filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization shows that Apple is considering wide-ranging new uses for fingerprint sensing technology in its mobile devices, from user interface navigation and mobile payment processing to multiuser support.

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Apple files patent for Touch ID sensor found in iPhone 5s

11/21/2013, 01:11 pm

The United States Patent & Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering the electronic packaging and sapphire lens of the company's new Touch ID fingerprint sensors.

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AuthenTec cofounder shows off early prototype of Apple's Touch ID

10/16/2013, 11:10 am

F. Scott Moody, the cofounder of Apple-acquired company AuthenTec, gave a presentation this week on the origins of what is now the Touch ID technology found in the iPhone 5s, and AppleInsider was present for a hands-on with an early prototype fingerprint scanner.

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Synaptics buys Samsung partner Validity to take on Apple's AuthenTec Touch ID feature

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Touchpad vendor Synaptics has announced plans to acquire Validity Sensors, a primary remaining fingerprint sensor vendor following Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec last year, and a reported supplier involved in Samsung's delayed efforts to match the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology.

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Video shows purported 'iPad 5' components with room for Touch ID sensor

10/02/2013, 06:10 pm

A new video emerged on Wednesday showing parts that are said to be bound for the next generation iPad, and those parts appear to be perfectly suited for Apple to include its Touch ID biometric sensor.

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iOS 7 feature focus: Adding fingerprints, enhancing security for iPhone 5s Touch ID

09/24/2013, 03:09 pm

Users who set up their new iPhone 5s will be prompted to add a fingerprint for the Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. But up to four more separate fingerprints, for a total of five, can be added later in the iOS 7 Settings application, where other changes can be made to enhance security.

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Crowd-sourced site offers cash, wine, Bitcoins for hackers to crack iPhone 5s' Touch ID

09/20/2013, 01:09 pm

Even as the iPhone 5s sells out in stores, a collaboration between a micro venture capital firm and a group of security researchers is offering a mix of cash, alcohol, and other goods to the first hacker that can crack the biometric security feature built into the device's Touch ID sensor.

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Inside Apple's iPhone 5s: 's' is for 'security'

09/16/2013, 10:09 am

The inclusion of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s may position Apple as the default choice for businesses and government agencies looking to provide employees with smartphones, while also maintaining high levels of security.

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Citing iPhone 5s yields & iPhone 5c pricing, Jefferies lowers Apple target to $425

09/13/2013, 11:09 am

Apple's addition of a biometric sensor to the iPhone 5s may very well have differentiated its new high-end devices from its peers and predecessors, but apparent unit production issues have caused one firm to lower its price target on Apple stock.

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