Touch ID

Some iPhone 5s users reporting problems with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

Some iPhone 5s users reporting problems with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

Touch ID is one of my favorite features of the iPhone 5s. I am so used to it that I find it a pain to unlock my iPad Air using the passcode. It just works.

But according to Business Insider,  it is not working as well for some users.

Touch ID sensor paired to iPhone 5s’ A7 chip to prevent it from being swapped

Touch ID sensor paired to iPhone 5s’ A7 chip to prevent it from being swapped

The security measures Apple has put into place for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s are quite incredible. There’s the “secure enclave” within Apple’s new A7 chip that holds all the encrypted fingerprint data, and today a new security measure has been discovered that prevents Touch IDs from being swapped on an iPhone 5s.

Some iPhone 5s users reporting performance improvement with Touch ID in iOS 7.0.3

Some iPhone 5s users reporting performance improvement with Touch ID in iOS 7.0.3

Ben Brooks over at Brooks Review has observed that deleting and reconfiguring Touch ID in iOS 7.0.3 dramatically speeds up the system.

Purported images of gold iPad mini 2 with Touch ID leak

Purported images of gold iPad mini 2 with Touch ID leak

It has been rumored that the iPad mini 2 will come in a new gold variant, just like the iPhone 5s. We had already seen a couple of pictures showing the gold iPad mini 2, and today some more pictures of the device were posted on Chinese social network Weibo.

Sketchy photos of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with Touch ID surface

Sketchy photos of iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with Touch ID surface

Ever since Apple introduced iPhone 5s with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it has been hotly debated if the Touch ID fingerprint sensor would make its way to the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2, which are expected to be unveiled at the media event on Tuesday, October 22nd.

First iPhone 5s Print ad highlights Touch ID, new Gold Color

First iPhone 5s Print ad highlights Touch ID, new Gold Color

Apple hasn’t advertised the iPhone 5s much since its launch, and has instead focused all its marketing on the cheaper iPhone 5c. But today, first print advertisements for the iPhone 5s appeared in The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly.

Authentec co-founder demoes early prototype of iPhone 5s’ Touch ID fingerprint sensor, gives us the backstory

Authentec co-founder demoes early prototype of iPhone 5s’ Touch ID fingerprint sensor, gives us the backstory

A little more than a year ago, Apple acquired AuthenTec, a company specialising in mobile security, and the end product of the acquisition is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor found on the iPhone 5s, which has been widely appreciated for its ease of use and convenience.

New leaked iPad photo pretty much confirms what we all expected: TouchID to be included

New leaked iPad photo pretty much confirms what we all expected: TouchID to be included

Later this month, allegedly on the 22nd of October, Tim Cook and his colleagues will smile on a stage in California and unveil the new iPads to the world. What new features will said iPads have? We’re not entirely sure, but at least there’s some sort of “semi-confirmation” that the brand new fifth generation 9.7 inch iPad will have the same TouchID fingerprint sensor that’s found in the iPhone 5s.

How the fingerprint sensor on the HTC One Max stacks up against the iPhone 5s

How the fingerprint sensor on the HTC One Max stacks up against the iPhone 5s

On Monday, HTC unveiled the One Max, an Android phone with a whopping 5.9-inch, 1080p display. While such a behemoth of a phone is of little  interest to iPhone owners, the One Max may catch the attention of the Apple crowd because the handset includes the now trendy fingerprint sensor. Just like the iPhone 5s, the fingerprint scanner in the One Max can be used to unlock device. So how does the fingerprint sensor in the One Max stack up with the iPhone 5s? Read on to see what reviewers had to say about the technology in each device.

Apple Touch ID vulnerable to spoofed fingerprints, hijacking of Apple ID

Apple Touch ID vulnerable to spoofed fingerprints, hijacking of Apple ID

A German security firm claims a vulnerability in Touch ID and iCloud allows a hacker to access a locked device and potentially gain control over an owner’s Apple ID. This is one of several vulnerabilities associated with Apple’s new fingerprint sensor.