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Why Is It So Hard For Apple to Put Touch ID Back in a Phone?

Bloomberg is reporting that a form of Touch ID could be coming to the iPhone as soon as 2020. That’s a little at odds with a report last month from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the iPhone would be getting Touch ID in 2021. So what the heck is going on? Read More >>

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Could Apple Really Bring Back Touch ID on the iPhone 11?

When Apple kills a piece of tech, it’s typically gone for good. That’s how things went for the FireWire and USB Type-A ports on old MacBooks, along with the “courageous” removal of the headphone jack back on the iPhone 7. However, if a new patent obtained by Apple is any indication, it’s possible that we might see the return of Touch ID to the iPhone lineup. Read More >>

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Apple Might Be Bringing Back Touch ID

A very interesting patent spotted by Patently Apple shows that Apple's considered making phones with both Touch ID and Face ID. Read More >>

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Report: Apple Probably Won’t Launch iPhones With an In-Display Version of Touch ID Anytime Soon

Liked Touch ID, or just plain don’t like unlocking your phone with your face? Too bad, unless you’re an Android person. Read More >>

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What’s It Gonna Take For Someone to Give Me This Slick In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Synaptics’s Clear ID sensor is not the first sensor to scan your thumb print through a display. The Vivo X20 phone, available now in China, is not the first phone to read your thumb through the screen. You might not know this if you’d seen the headlines coming out of CES—where Synaptic’s Clear ID was haled as a game changer that fixed the problems we all have with the iPhone’s Face ID and the Galaxy S8’s awkward fingerprint reader. But it’s the truth. This isn’t the first tech to come along as a challenge to Face ID’s impending dominance, but it definitely something different. Read More >>

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I Refuse to Believe This Rumour About the iPhone With No Fingerprint Reader

The Wall Street Journal has the latest rumour on the iPhone 8—likely the last big rumour floated before the phone is announced on September 12. According to the WSJ, the anniversary iPhone will have no Touch ID, which means your fingerprint will not be used to unlock the phone. Read More >>

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How to Make the iPhone’s Touch ID Work With Gloves

It’s cold and with what feels like an eternity of wintery weather ahead of us, it’s most definitely glove-wearing season. Read More >>

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Hedgehog-Based Authentication Is the Only Way to Be Truly Secure

Come up with a password, they’ll crack it. Program a key card, they’ll hack it. Tie your identity to a DNA sequence and Russian black hats will break into your bedroom while you’re sleeping and steal all your blood. In the end, there’s only one truly unbreakable security measure: Atelerix albiventris, the humble hedgehog. Read More >>

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These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new — they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved. Read More >>

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OLED Touch Panel References Pop Up in macOS Sierra Files

The numerously rumoured OLED Touch Panel that some are expecting Apple to whack into some future MacBook models has become much more of a likely thing, thanks to files within the macOS Sierra code appearing to reference the device and allowing for its use. Read More >>

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Apple Backs Down On Error 53. No Longer ‘Security Feature’

After weeks of insisting Error 53 brickings were the result of bad repair jobs, Apple is now saying that it was big goof and the brickings were never supposed to happen. Come on Apple. Read More >>

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Apple’s Already Being Sued Over the ‘Error 53’ Issue

Find any problem with an Apple device, and sure as carrion crows will rip the still-beating heart from a carcass, lawyers will assemble. So it goes with Error 53, the latest (non) issue to befall Cupertino. Read More >>

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Apple Confirms That If You Mess With Your Home Button It Will Brick Your Phone

Earlier today the Guardian reported on mounting “fury” over a mysterious “Error 53” appearing on iPhones repaired by unauthorised repair providers. The report includes a quote from an unnamed “specialist” journalist (whatever the hell that is) who claimed that Error 53 will “will kill your iPhone.” Read More >>

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Biometrics: More Ways to Access Your Bank, More Problems Staying Unhacked

RBS and NatWest are yielding to Apple's world domination plans by letting customers access their bank accounts using a Touch ID sensor alone, opening up new ways for our besieged accounts to be hacked by clever people. Read More >>

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iPhone 6 Touch ID Still Hackable via Convoluted Fake Fingerprint Method

A security expert who hacked the iPhone 5S Touch ID system with a complex method of faking a fingerprint has done it again, managing to unlock the new iPhone 6 using the same print-cloning technique. Read More >>