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WSJ Confirms New iPhone Has Fingerprint Sensor


WSJ Confirms New iPhone Has Fingerprint Sensor

Well today is a very important day in Apple's history... September 10 is here and after a few hours we expect to see Apple unveiling its new generation iPhone in the media event... In the past few weeks we've seen a lot of reports and rumors claiming that Apple is going to release its new generation iPhone with a fingerprint sensor to make it anti-theft and more securable..

In a last minute scoop, the news outlet says it has confirmed with “people familiar with the matter” that the much talked about feature will indeed be present in at least one of Apple’s new handsets…

“Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices. People familiar with the matter said last week that Apple will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.”
Analysts and industry insiders have long been calling for this year’s iPhone model, believed to be the iPhone 5S, to house a fingerprint sensor. But up to this point, we’ve seen remarkably little evidence of it. The Journal’s confirmation, however, adds a fair amount of weight to theory. So we wouldn’t bet against the idea.

Back to 2012, Apple purchased fingerprint-reader specialist AuthenTec, and owns all kinds of patents on related tech. Embedding fingerprint sensors into mobile devices isn’t new, but it has thus far proven unsuccessful. Yadron believes that both reliability and ease-of-use will help Apple succeed where others failed.

So do you think we can see the new iPhone coming with a fingerprint scanner ?

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