Topeka Capital: Next iPhone, iPad will have fingerprint scanning

Topeka Capital: Next iPhone, iPad will have fingerprint scanning
According to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White, Apple's next innovation will be fingerprint scanning tech.

The tech will be added to the next iPhone and iPad, says the analyst.

White has been on a "tech tour" of Taiwan, speaking with sources during the Computex tradeshow. The analyst promises that "fingerprint technology will greatly simplify and speed up a customer's interaction with iOS devices."

He believes the iPhone 5S will use the technology, thus making it more than just a marginal update from the current iPhone 5.

"Our research suggests that users will simply place their finger on the home key of the iPhone 5S and this will automatically unlock the device, nullifying the need to enter a four-character Apple ID Password," noted White, "Additionally, we believe this new feature will allow users to more quickly and easily make purchases from iTunes, the iBook Store and the App Store, while also accessing Game Center."

Additionally, the tech could be used for making payments, and also in Passbook, among other applications.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Jun 2013 23:13
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  • 14 comments
  • A5J4DX

    that would be something if true...

    5.6.2013 23:28 #1

  • cart0181

    Good. I always liked that feature on my Motorola Atrix. Too bad I had to return it because of other problems I had with the device.

    6.6.2013 02:38 #2

  • buddyleem

    Finger print scan has never been done right . . Apple will do it right and every manufacturer will follow as usual

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    6.6.2013 11:02 #3

  • lamain

    After they will patent the idea of fingers with prints and sew anyone that is alive that dose not pay them royaltys upon birth...

    Seriously though if it works it could be cool. I like the things Motorola is working on for security more though.

    6.6.2013 11:34 #4

  • cyprusrom

    "Honey, can you get my phone and call 911, I think I'm having a heart attack!?"
    Sure hon, only if you give me the finger...!"

    6.6.2013 13:00 #5

  • KillerBug

    Another Apple innovation that others have been doing for years. And no...I don't think Samsung will "copy" it...they would already have it if not for the fact that the home button is as small as possible to make room for the biggest screens possible...I think they are waiting on multitouch screens capable of the job.

    6.6.2013 13:29 #6

  • Mrguss

    I got my first fingerprint scanning to unlock my PC around 2002. So Crapple didn't invent sh*t if you ask me, and then; they say others will follow: WTF hypocrisy.
    Now if I think about it. Why do I want this tech when I get almost everything for free. So they want me to leave evidences behind.
    :))) is just a BIG NO-NO.

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    +5000

    6.6.2013 14:18 #7

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by Mrguss: I got my first fingerprint scanning to unlock my PC around 2002. So Crapple didn't invent sh*t if you ask me, and then; they say others will follow: WTF hypocrisy.
    Now if I think about it. Why do I want this tech when I get almost everything for free. So they want me to leave evidences behind.
    :))) is just a BIG NO-NO.
    The other question is why would Apple customers want fingerprint-level security when they are buying Apple devices that are about as secure as a windows PC with no password?


    6.6.2013 14:46 #8

  • g_slide

    As an Apple iPhone user for several years, I can care less about this. All I want for a new update is a bigger screen... not taller but also wider.

    I'm tired of this sh*tty a** tiny screens. The iPhone 5 was a huge disappointment and iPhone 5s will probably have the same screen specs and just be tall for that 16x9 aspect ratio but I want it wider like the Samsung and LG phones.

    Oh well, I'll guess I will just use my penis for the finger print to see if I can unlock my phone. God knows it's the same size... ha-ha

    6.6.2013 17:43 #9

  • bobiroc

    Originally posted by cart0181: Good. I always liked that feature on my Motorola Atrix. Too bad I had to return it because of other problems I had with the device. Shhh.... You cannot point out that other phones and devices had this first. Don't you know that Apple innovated this?

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    6.6.2013 18:21 #10

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by bobiroc: Originally posted by cart0181: Good. I always liked that feature on my Motorola Atrix. Too bad I had to return it because of other problems I had with the device. Shhh.... You cannot point out that other phones and devices had this first. Don't you know that Apple innovated this? I'm sure Apple will just sue everyone who did this in the past for copying them.


    6.6.2013 19:50 #11

  • Hardball

    From a security perspective this is good since bio-metrics is the strongest form of authentication. As for purchasing items from the app store by swiping your finger? No thank you. I do not like the idea of everything being connected and attached through your fingerprint. If security is a priority (which is always is) I would prefer two-factor authentication; rolling passwords and bio-metrics. I personally feel that apple is losing its edge in innovation but, then again that is just my humble opinion.

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    7.6.2013 11:41 #12

  • xtago

    LOL, utter waste of time.

    This has been around for sometime and while some people try it out on laptops the scanners aren't very good.

    You spend 10 mins trying to get a good swipe to set it up then you spend 30 mins trying to get the device to log in and wish you hadn't of bothered.

    the concept sounds great but its just the same deal as like VR or jumping around to play a game, people will think it's the best thing ever but when you find out that you need to jump around for 100 hours straight to finish said game, people just aren't into it so much after that.

    VR has the problem of how do you actually walk around a world that's 100 klm square? looking around is 1 thing but actually moving and doing stuff is another problem again.

    This has the problem of what happens when you can't scan in because you have a cut on your finger what happens if your finger is cut off what happens if you set the phone to scan finger only and the scanner keeps stuffing up and you can't get into the phone.

    7.6.2013 22:27 #13

  • leemoo

    @ xtago - i think you'll be able to enter a pin or password instead if your fingerprint doesn't work.
    Thats how it works on laptops anyway.

    11.6.2013 08:56 #14

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