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Apple's Next-Generation Devices May Include a Fingerprint Scanner

The next generation of Apple devices may include a fingerprint scanner.

A newly published patent obtained by the company shows a fingerprint scanner that could be embedded within products. Rumored to be included in the upcoming iPhone 5S, the scanner would add an extra layer of security to the iPhone.

For instance, when you’re sliding to unlock the phone, it will also simultaneously scan your fingerprint. If it detects that the person swiping isn’t you, he or she won’t be allowed to use your phone, and will remain locked out.

This isn't the first time that Apple has looked at fingerprint technology. The Cupertino, Calif. company acquired fingerprint-scanning firm AuthenTec last year, causing many to suspect that it would be including a fingerprinting feature in upcoming devices.

Patently Apple points out that while fingerprinting technology could be useful, recent PRISM revelations could make many users wary of activating the feature.

2013-06-28, Mashable, Emily Price.


Keywords: mobile, Apple, patents

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