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Topic: Touch ID

Apple staffing up for 'very, very serious' mobile payments push - report

04/21/2014, 03:04 pm

iPhone owners may soon be able to use their device to purchase goods and services at brick-and-mortar businesses as Apple has reportedly begun interviewing senior-level candidates to build an iTunes-backed mobile payments business.

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Facebook said to be readying electronic payment system, could preempt Apple entry

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple's hotly-anticipated entry into the market.

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Apple 'considered' buying mobile payment firm Square, but Google deal seen as more likely

04/09/2014, 09:04 am

Both Apple and Google have reportedly had internal discussions about making respective offers to buy mobile payment company Square, though Google is seen as the more likely of the two to actually go through with a purchase.

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Apple exploring device pairing with Touch ID, camera privacy using diffusers

03/06/2014, 10:03 am

A pair of newly released patent applications detail potential future capabilities for Apple devices, with the first detailing a system by which two devices could be paired using biometric information, like a fingerprint, while the second details a method to display camera information using electronic diffusers.

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Apple preparing software update to enhance functionality of iPhone 5s Touch ID

02/28/2014, 08:02 am

Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a "fade" issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple details Touch ID and Secure Enclave tech in new security white paper

02/26/2014, 06:02 pm

An iOS security white paper published by Apple on Wednesday offers a deeper understanding of the company's Touch ID fingerprint sensing system and the so-called "Secure Enclave" found in the A7 SoC, both of which were introduced with the iPhone 5s.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 said to ship with swipe-style fingerprint sensor in home button

02/18/2014, 03:02 am

In a bid to counter the popularity of the Touch ID system found in Apple's iPhone 5s, South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly outfit the home button of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S5 handset with a swipe-style fingerprint reader.

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Rumor: Apple to use same manufacturer, processing method for Touch ID in next iPhone

02/11/2014, 08:02 am

Production of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple's next iPhone will remain identical to the iPhone 5s, utilizing an 8-inch processing method run by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., according to the latest rumor.

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PayPal wants to partner with Apple on iPhone mobile payment platform - report

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

Online payment giant PayPal has reportedly been pitching Apple a potential partnership --one that could see PayPal handle back-end security measures for a future iPhone-driven mobile payment system.

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Apple's Tim Cook hints at expanded mobile payment strategy and more for Touch ID

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

While stopping short of announcing an comprehensively outlined strategy for facilitating mobile payments, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook linked the concept with iPhone 5s' Touch ID system.

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Samsung planning to one-up Apple's Touch ID with iris scanner in Galaxy S5

01/09/2014, 09:01 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung is considering the inclusion of iris recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy S5 handset as the company attempts to counter Apple's popular Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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Rumor: LG hopes to catch up to Apple with fingerprint sensor in next-gen Android phone

12/27/2013, 09:12 am

LG Electronics is reportedly testing a prototype version of the next generation of its flagship G-series smartphones that will allegedly include a swipe-based fingerprint sensor, countering the Touch ID capability of Apple's iPhone 5s.

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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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