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Topic: Touch ID

Inside iOS 11: New security feature allows users to temporarily disable Touch ID, quickly call 911

08/17/2017, 01:08 pm

The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it.

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Apple nixes plans to incorporate under-glass Touch ID in 'iPhone 8,' insider says

08/04/2017, 11:08 pm

Apple has decided against an embedded Touch ID solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, leaving the door open for competitor Samsung to debut similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9.

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Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID

07/27/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its official Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads with a pair of important changes, most notably expanded use of Touch ID.

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Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

07/20/2017, 03:07 pm

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.

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Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall's "iPhone 8," may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device -- though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

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Unhappy with 'iPhone 8' rumors? Apple will still offer new iPhones with Touch ID this fall

07/04/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away -- and the latest "iPhone 8" rumors suggest that Touch ID could be leaving with the top-end device. But even if the widely feared (yet still unconfirmed) scenario does actually take place, you've still got options.

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Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

07/03/2017, 12:07 pm

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have -- or lack -- has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

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Qualcomm demos under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor destined for mobile in 2018

06/28/2017, 09:06 am

Qualcomm and smartphone vendor Oppo have demonstrated a prototype of a fingerprint sensor that works under common materials used for smartphones, like displays, glass, and aluminum that will see use in consumer devices in the summer of 2018.

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Apple still undecided on fingerprint tech for 'iPhone 8,' no shipments until October

06/21/2017, 09:06 am

The OLED-embedded fingerprint technology for Apple's "iPhone 8" is "still being worked out," an analyst claimed on Wednesday, with the company only deciding on one of three options by the end of June.

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Alleged 'iPhone 8' screen protector shows edge-to-edge layout, 'dip' for front-facing sensors

06/19/2017, 08:06 pm

Photos and video of a screen protector -- purportedly for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- may support the idea that the device will have an edge-to-edge display, excluding only a small area for an earpiece and front-facing sensors.

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Early case for Apple's 'iPhone 8' may mistake logo cutout for fingerprint sensor

05/29/2017, 03:05 pm

A new case for Apple's yet-to-be-released "iPhone 8" differs from previous leaks, suggesting not just a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but a bigger-than-expected camera layout.

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Latest images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' show vertical rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensors

05/29/2017, 09:05 am

A new trio of images suggest that Apple's "iPhone 8" will, as expected, forego any obvious fingerprint sensor, whether on the front or the back.

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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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