Apple announces 'Touch ID' fingerprint scanner for iPhone 5S

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  • Reply 21 of 150

    Still, the processor is good. 64 bit is good. And the motion coprocessor looks useful. I'll give them that. But the rest of the phone is a huge disappointment. The fingerprint is a gimmick without NFC. The processor would be good for true multitasking, but for true multitasking you need a bigger screen, so you can have two apps open on the same screen. That's why you need a bigger screen! Which Apple doesn't want to make!

  • Reply 22 of 150
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    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post

     

    Man, was this disappointing or what? A year, they had a year and they come up with a fingerprint sensor that is good for nothing except unlocking you phone? This is all Apple is capable of? Really?


     

    Walking before running. Work out any kinks and then expand further. Watch and see how it's done.

  • Reply 22 of 150
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Come off it.


     

    Stock market agrees with me, getting pummeled as this non event gets absorbed.  12 months for this?  Joke and a half and Cook is the court jester.

  • Reply 24 of 150
    nelsonx wrote: »
    Man, was this disappointing or what? A year, they had a year and they come up with a fingerprint sensor that is good for nothing except unlocking you phone? This is all Apple is capable of? Really?

    This article is not everything. There's also major changes to the processor and cameras
  • Reply 25 of 150
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    Oh, I also shorted AAPL towards the end, so I'm sitting here smiling at the moment.<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


    Good for you. I hope you make a lot of money. I don't have the trading program opened. Is it at 400 already? :))

  • Reply 26 of 150
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    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post





    This article is not everything. There's also major changes to the processor and cameras

    I said that already. Cameras I don't care but processor is good. In fact is very, very good. I hope it has 2 Gb Ram.

  • Reply 27 of 150

    So all that the that the ID Thingy can do right now is unlock your iPhone and open your iTunes account.  WOW !!!!  Gotta do more than that.  I have about 100+ websites that request a password; the ID Thingy does nothing for those?  Will it ever?

  • Reply 28 of 150
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    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post

     

    Still, the processor is good. 64 bit is good. And the motion coprocessor looks useful. I'll give them that. But the rest of the phone is a huge disappointment. The fingerprint is a gimmick without NFC. The processor would be good for true multitasking, but for true multitasking you need a bigger screen, so you can have two apps open on the same screen. That's why you need a bigger screen! Which Apple doesn't want to make!


     

    So don't get one. Simple enough. I look forward to what all they're going to do with the M7, TouchID, 64-bit, etc. Setting the foundations for what I anticipate to be cool additions. The A7 is looking great for a AppleTV gaming platform as well.

  • Reply 29 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
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    Originally Posted by tkell31 View Post

     

     

    Stock market agrees with me, getting pummeled as this non event gets absorbed.  12 months for this?  Joke and a half and Cook is the court jester.


     

    Duh, stock selloffs often occur after Apple announcements, no matter what they announce.

  • Reply 30 of 150
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,381member
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    But why didn't they demo this maybe key feature??!! Uncertain it would work?


     

    Yeah, tens of millions of people will be using it in a week, and they're "uncertain" it would work. 

  • Reply 31 of 150
    Originally Posted by tkell31 View Post

    Stock market agrees with me, getting pummeled as this non event gets absorbed.  12 months for this?  Joke and a half and Cook is the court jester.


     

    Go to MacRumors and crap all over everyone else there. They swim in it. We, on the other hand, have had enough of this.

     

    Originally Posted by TonyPie View Post

    So all that the that the ID Thingy can do right now is unlock your iPhone and open your iTunes account.  WOW !!!!  Gotta do more than that.  I have about 100+ websites that request a password; the ID Thingy does nothing for those?  Will it ever?

     

    No, it will never do any more than it does now¡

  • Reply 32 of 150
    Wow. Lotta butt-hurt fandroids out there.
    For sure.
  • Reply 33 of 150
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    Uh, where were you?  They came up with different colors.  Surely that took a lot of thought.  R&D budget hasnt gone up 400% in two years for nothing.


     

    Next year Apple is going to blow our minds with a 5 inch iPhone. Mark my words.

  • Reply 34 of 150

    Originally Posted by georgegiorgio View Post



    Underwhelmed



    Definitely sticking with my iPhone 4S "unlocked / jailbroken"

     

    Welcome to Apple Insider, georgegiorgio.

    Underwhelmed by your "newbie troll."

    You need to try harder.  Definitely.

  • Reply 35 of 150
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
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    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post

     

    Good for you. I hope you make a lot of money. I don't have the trading program opened. Is it at 400 already? :))


     

    I already covered the short, so I'm out of the trade. Being too greedy is not wise. I've made that mistake before.<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    I had the trading program open while I was watching the live blog of the event, and there were a couple of spots that were just too obvious, and I made a few safe trades, both long and short, just trying to follow the curve. And it may have dipped below 500 for the moment, but I think that it'll be above 500 again soon enough.

  • Reply 36 of 150
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NelsonX View Post

     

    Man, was this disappointing or what? A year, they had a year and they come up with a fingerprint sensor that is good for nothing except unlocking you phone? This is all Apple is capable of? Really?


     

    Everyone year, it doesn't fail. "That's it?" says someone, then, they go along and and sell 100m to cultist.

  • Reply 37 of 150
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    Originally Posted by MacApfel View Post

     

    But why didn't they demo this maybe key feature??!! Uncertain it would work?


     

    That's exactly why. And when the phone ships, it won't work for everyone. That's also why they didn't demo Siri, iRadio or the camera. None of it works.

     

    Thank God you're here to set them straight.

  • Reply 38 of 150
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    I too agree that it was a bit strange that this feature was not demoed. It's not like it would have taken somebody a long time to put their finger on the home button, so everybody could have seen how this feature works in the real world.


    Because there is nothing to demo. Bring someone on stage put his finger on the button and? And nothing, the iPhone is unlocked. So, what? That's all. Yeah, that's all.

    What kind of demo would that be? A pretty short demo, don't you think?

  • Reply 39 of 150
    I had hoped for a larger screen and 128GB, so I am somewhat disappointed. Perhaps next year.
  • Reply 40 of 150
    This is a step to getting the technology into device and a large group comfortable using it to unlock the device and authorize AppStore purchases. The next step will be Bank of Apple and physical purchase locations. But that's a few years away in my view.
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