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post #81 of 102
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Originally Posted by Stevel View Post

What a useless gimmick. Zzzzzz….

'Course it was the cat's pajamas when it was poorly executed on an Android device, huh. 1tongue.gif

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #82 of 102
This makes things very interesting. I assumed that the sensor would only be used for security, but with the mentions of more precise cursor control, scrolling and app launching, I'll have to consider upgrading my 4S a year earlier than expected. Hopefully the feature is more precise and useful than Siri, which I hardly use due to poor voice recognition and natural language processing. I only use it for entertainment purposes or the occasional reminder. Unlike Siri people will have to use this home button constantly, hopefully Apple releases a polished product.
post #83 of 102
Nearly a year ago on August 16th, DED wrote in an article...

According to the filing, AuthenTec first began floating a new technology to "several leading consumer electronics companies," likely including its existing component customers Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments.

None of the companies AuthenTec approached expressed an interest in developing the technology apart from Apple, which began a conversation with the firm late last year. AuthenTec noted that the main reason Apple was the only interested party appears to be the cost involved.


Whatever was being shopped around to major players by AuthenTec might be revealed later this year.

Other companies had deeper ties with AuthenTec before Apple arrived, but decided to not to take the risk of joining AuthenTec. With Apple seeing something other companies did not see or could not afford, Apple decided to buy the company and all IP and patents.

Since other companies were licensing IP, Apple appears to be on very solid ground with protecting whatever it has developed with AuthenTec. No copying should be allowed!

I do wonder if the rumor of LG planning to announce fingerprint technology in its upcoming smartphone will pan out or not.
post #84 of 102
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Originally Posted by Negafox View Post

Interestingly, AuthenTec used to make biometric fingerprint sensors for Android phones before Apple purchased them last year. It was actually an interesting concept with the Motorola Atrix phones.

 

HP used AuthenTec back around 2004 on their iPAQ line.

 

 

The first retina-screen smartphone (the 2007 Toshiba Portégé G900) had a fingerprint scanner which not only could be used to unlock the phone, but you could even set it up so that each finger launched a different application.   Not sure if it was AuthenTec, though.  Hmm.  Probably not.

post #85 of 102
This is the one feature that can and will push the 5S into the sweet spot in users hearts. Additional speed, better camera thats all expected and nothing unique. Even the up and coming LTE-A is not ready to be fully deployed.
Hopefully Apple doesn't let us down.
post #86 of 102

of course we have all been anticipating this ... but still - it's huge.

 

please Apple, just give me a universal thumbprint password that works with everything. i HATE passwords. and no, the one password apps aren't an answer - they're just for techies.

post #87 of 102
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Originally Posted by Alfiejr View Post

of course we have all been anticipating this ... but still - it's huge.

 

please Apple, just give me a universal thumbprint password that works with everything. i HATE passwords. and no, the one password apps aren't an answer - they're just for techies.

 

Well with iCloud keychains baked into iOS 7 and Mavericks, it's looking like you'll be able to have all your passwords and maybe credit cards saved into the cloud and encrypted and protected.

 

Only way to access and unlock the vital info will be your fingerprints.

post #88 of 102
Time to buy apple stock, good luck beating that Samsung.
post #89 of 102
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Originally Posted by tribalogical View Post

 

no love lost here either, but… it sounds like you should take yours in to have it looked at. Really, mine never does that.

I could, but you see, there is no Apple store in my country so I have to live with it.

post #90 of 102
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Originally Posted by KDarling View Post

The first retina-screen smartphone (the 2007 Toshiba Portégé G900) had a fingerprint scanner which not only could be used to unlock the phone, but you could even set it up so that each finger launched a different application.   Not sure if it was AuthenTec, though.  Hmm.  Probably not.

Does this qualify as retina?
http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=707&c=toshiba_portege_g900

Display:Type: color transflective TFT , 65536 scales
Display-Diagonal: 3 "
Display+Resolution: 800 x 480

How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
/Settings/Keyboard/Shortcut and paste in  which you copied from an email draft or a note. Screendump
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How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
/Settings/Keyboard/Shortcut and paste in  which you copied from an email draft or a note. Screendump
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post #91 of 102
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

Siri, call me an ambulance!

 

Ok, from now on I will call you "An Ambulance".

 

Funniest thing I've read all day.

post #92 of 102
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Originally Posted by YesIAm View Post

Time to buy apple stock, good luck beating that Samsung.

 

That largely depends on the point of this sensor.

 

If it's linked to some type of "iPay" Air Drop powered currency exchange and payment system, it's basically going to bury NFC, ISIS and whatever else and help Apple bring in billions.

 

If it's just there to unlock my phone, no thanks.

post #93 of 102
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

I also hope that it will only work with living flesh, otherwise you could just cut off somebody's thumb and gain access to their phone.

 

What could possibly be on someone's phone that's worth that amount of effort?

post #94 of 102

Finally I can unlock my gf's iPhone when she's in deep sleep (Hold her thumb over her iPhone) 1smile.gif

post #95 of 102
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Originally Posted by simtub View Post

Finally I can unlock my gf's iPhone when she's in deep sleep (Hold her thumb over her iPhone) 1smile.gif

Creepy...

Shut up and go away, you useless, pathetic FUDmonger - Tallest Skil
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Shut up and go away, you useless, pathetic FUDmonger - Tallest Skil
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post #96 of 102
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Originally Posted by waldobushman View Post

I hope the designers are smarter than I. How will we hand off the phone to the passenger in our car while we're driving so they can answer the call, or make a call on our behalf, or use Maps to help us with directions.

 

temporarily disable the fingerprint check, maybe? kind of like you enable/disable the "pin" to log onto your phone now. It's OPTIONAL. :)
 

either that or you'll have to hand them your thumb along with the phone. Ginzu knife not included.

 

 

It could be as easy as this though:

"Jeannie, I mean um, Siri, turn off fingerprint scan. But just this once."

 

"Yes, master."

 

I can dream too….


Edited by tribalogical - 7/30/13 at 8:06am
post #97 of 102
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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

 

What could possibly be on someone's phone that's worth that amount of effort?

 

my secret sauce recipe…? doh! here, take the phone! I don't NEED it!

 

 

the phrase "he's all thumbs" keeps popping into my head… it isn't pretty.

post #98 of 102
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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

Creepy...

 

says "Hentai Boy"… Hentai IS the epitome of 'creepy' in Japan... 1tongue.gif

 

but I agree, that bit about the sleeping girlfriend was a tad squirrelly...

post #99 of 102

With the Moto X launching with so many new and unique features, if this is all the 5S/5C have, Apple's going to be in trouble. 5C might be DoA.

post #100 of 102
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Originally Posted by rjc999 View Post

With the Moto X launching with so many new and unique features, if this is all the 5S/5C have, Apple's going to be in trouble. 5C might be DoA.

 

 

Moto X hardware with customizable color options and wrap-around glass face, assembled in a 1.0 factory by Americans (well, residents of Texas) and run by a company that's never built a successful hardware product (Google replaced Motorola's CEO with an advertising executive), paired with Android's face unlock, NFC with Google Wallet, an "iOS like Game Center," an "iOS like FaceTime," an "iOS like iMessages, well at least SMS sync across devices," "an iOS like do-not-update-apps-automatically option," an "iOS-like can-this-app-have-privileges" feature and ... what else am I missing? 

 

Sounds spectacular. 

post #101 of 102
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Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post

Does this qualify as retina?

Display-Diagonal: 3 "
Display+Resolution: 800 x 480

 

Yes sir.  The Toshiba G900's display had ~311 PPI.   That's more than the 300 PPI necessary for "retina" at a foot away.

 

Of course, anything over 300 PPI is normally called "print quality" for the same reason.... it's more than the average eye can discern at 12".  And sure enough, one of the Toshiba's ads proudly said it was "the first smartphone with a print quality display." 

 

The second smartphone like that was the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, which had the same kind of screen.

 

Naturally, three years later Apple was not about to admit to being at least third in line to have a "print quality" screen.   No way.  I think that's why they made up their own definition ("retina") using the exact same eye formula originally used to specify "print quality".  It was a brilliant marketing move.


Edited by KDarling - 8/1/13 at 5:44am
post #102 of 102
5S vs. S5 - It's gonna get confusing.
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