Rumors about the built-in fingerprint scanner iPhone first began to circulate in July last year, after Apple bought AuthenTec. This company specializes in the production of biometric solutions.
The upcoming iPhone 5S easily acquire fingerprint sensor. However, the first stage of the technology will only be used as a substitute for the password to unlock the device, as well as a convenient and fast alternative authentication in applications, web services and web sites.
Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believes that Apple will not be able to realize the full potential once the fingerprint scanner. Sensor capabilities will be expanded gradually evolve as other hardware and software technology hardware companies, such as Siri or FaceTime. Mobile payments using the fingerprint sensor will be a key function of the next version of iOS 8. In 2014, Apple will be able to increase safety in the operations of mobile payments – iPhone will become a reliable e-wallet.
In order to protect the sensitive surface of the fingerprint scanner from damage, engineers from Cupertino, cover it with a sapphire crystal, which is characterized by a high hardness. In the current iPhone 5 sapphire surface protects your camera lens from scratches. Since integrated into the Home sensor turns the latter into organic and complex control over the device, you need to take care of his safety during the entire period of operation.
It is believed that in fact has not changed for many years, the mechanical key “Home” will turn out slightly concave to slightly convex. Such a decision would, without affecting the interior of the precious iPhone 5S, integrate fingerprint sensor in the button.
The new Apple smartphone is expected on September 10. In addition to the fingerprint scanner device receives 4-inch screen Retina, A7 processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 12-megapixel main camera with f/2.4 aperture and flash with double LED-diode.
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