Originally Posted by Jessi
Another stupid article.
So what if samesung releases a fingerprint sensor. It's not like finger print sensors have never been deployed on mobile devices before.
The idea that somehow Apple's success comes from being the only ones to implement a technology. When it's a brand new tech that Apple invented, yes.
But for fingerprint sensors?
Whose writing this site these days? "Boy Genius" report?
It's not the fingerprint sensor that's important.
It's the fact that Apple can get over 100Million Credit Cards in its Apple Store 'Fingerprint Protected' over the course of the next year, and potentially, a billion in 5 years (if we all eventually buy a new iPhone/iPad/MBA).
Samsung doesn't have that payer database.... and they likely don't want to just give Their tech to a carrier or Google, and if they do the chain of 'security' starts to dissolve.
'Trusted Transaction Protocol'
'Trusted backend Payment System'
Only Apple can deliver all 5 of those. Any combination of less, and it's no more secure than looking at a drivers license and a credit card and assuming that both are valid, because they look to agree with each other and the face of the person presenting them.
Samsung isn't the worry. At least not at the end game (make 5-30% of every non-cash retail transaction. Everywhere.)
Amazon is. PayPal/Ebay a close 3rd.