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iPhone fingerprint sensor tapped in iOS leak

iPhone fingerprint sensor tapped in iOS leak

There's a folder appearing in the archives of the newest iOS 7 Beta with a title that suggests Apple is ready to bring a fingerprint scanner to the iPhone. This folder goes by the name of BiometricKitUI and brings with it the suggestion that the iPhone - or the iPad and the iPod touch, whichever you'd like to imagine - will be working with the recognition of its user by their unique characteristics or traits.

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Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

It seems Apple isn't the only company working on fingerprint scanning technology. It looks like Samsung is also getting into the biometrics business with a solution of their own. Deep within the Galaxy S III file system, some images have been discovered that show off illustrated fingerprints, hinting to that possibility that Samsung may implement fingerprint scanning in future devices.

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Apple targets fingerprint scanners with incoming AuthenTec purchase

Apple targets fingerprint scanners with incoming AuthenTec purchase

It would appear that Apple is really, really interested in implementing fingerprint sensor technology with its devices. Last month, Apple announced that it had agreed to buy AuthenTec for $356 million, and today we're getting a better idea of the events leading up to this purchase. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday (uncovered by The Next Web), Apple's offer to purchase the company came when the iPhone maker decided it didn't want to enter a commercial agreement with AuthenTec during talks of a licensing deal.

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Apple Patent Seeks to do Away with Fingerprints

Apple Patent Seeks to do Away with Fingerprints

Take a look at the Fingerprint Portal here on SlashGear and you'll see quite plainly that when we review devices, the subject comes up often, especially when it comes to displays. Apple knows this, and with their new FCC filed plans they appear to be seeking to do away with them. Apple here is using an oleophobic coating to keep fingerprints out of mobile world, a direct liquid application called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and should it work the way they're describing it AND should it make its way to the real world, we may soon have a tougher time judging who has held a phone based on prints alone.

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NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

Years ago I had a notebook that used a fingerprint scanner to log me into the machine rather than having to type. The problem was that the swipe never grabbed the fingerprint the first time out and I always ended up having to swipe repeatedly until I gave up and typed my password. Fingerprint scanners have come a long way since those early offerings and one of the more interesting new fingerprint scanners is the HS100-10.

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AuthenTec unveils new AES2660 fingerprint sensor for PCs and peripherals

AuthenTec unveils new AES2660 fingerprint sensor for PCs and peripherals

I used to have a Dell notebook that had a fingerprint scanner on it. I really liked the idea of being able to login by swiping my finger rather than typing a password. In reality, the sensor was so inaccurate that it took multiple swipes before it would recognize my fingerprint so I never used it. AuthenTec has a new fingerprint sensor aimed a notebooks and peripherals that promises to be accurate.

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