sog35 wrote: »
AppleInsider: please get your definition of INSIDER correct. Ming is NOT an insider.
paxman wrote: »
Interestingly the successful reading percentage has dropped considerably this winter. I live in a cold climate which results in dry and often cold fingers. Perhaps I need to seasonally re-configure the reader. Or just set up a less used / affected finger.
And yes - faster would definitely be an improvement.
suddenly newton wrote: »
I think we all understand that Ming isn't stating fact; he's got a rumor, and this site deals in rumors. Yes, the boilerplate text about Ming's well-connectedness does seem overused at times, but I can only assume that either they do think very highly of him, or they have a quid pro Kuo arrangement.
I have had zero issues with Touch ID lately, nor anyone I know. It's clearly an incredible experience already, since we've heard so little bitching about it in the online Apple bash-o-sphere. But always reassuring to know Apple is never satisfied enough to leave things as they are, no matter how far beyond any kind of competition they are.
Just noticed AAPL at $122. Great day to be an Apple fan.
apple ][ wrote: »
This "analyst" is wrong, and I do not agree with their predictions.
The next iPhone will feature a Touch ID sensor that is slighly less accurate than today. Today's sensor just works too well, so in order to give the competition a fair shot, and to level the playing field, Apple will deliberately lower the resolution of the sensor.
The next iPhone will also feature a less powerful CPU, it will be called the A9 minus, because Apple is already so far ahead of all other CPUs found on other phones.
This whole "Retina" fad will finally be coming to an end, and the next iPhone will feature a vintage, heavy pixelated display that resembles video games from the 80s.
These "analysts" have no clue at all, and who cares if they're correct about two things, when they've pulled ten things out of their butt and they were wrong about eight. Even a blind squirrel will ocassionally find a nut.
I have an awesome idea for a super security feature in the future!
In missile silos, you would have to have the codes and you would have multiple people all turn their key at the same time, to initiate the launch.
What about multiple Touch IDs? Let's say that a small group of people at work were all working together on a super sensitive document. This document could only be opened up if all approved people enter their Touch IDs within a certain time limit. Only then would the document or folder become readable. No single person would have access to it.
Touch ID works great on my 6. Only time it is inconsistent is when I am just out of the shower. Must be something to do with the body temp or that my fingers are a bit wrinkled.
mac_128 wrote: »
Well it will make setting up an ?Watch a bit faster, since as I understand it, everytime the watch is removed the ability to use ?Pay is disabled.
I suppose the bad guys could just hack off your arm ;-)
Of course, your kids could add sleeping pills to your nightly glass of Scotch, strap on your watch, and use your fingerprints to authorize it, and then go out on the town. Or, for the younger crowd, after you pass out at that house party, and a total stranger does it. Or someone slips something in your drink at a bar. Suddenly that four digit pass code sounds like a much better idea.
jungmark wrote: »
Wait so Kuo is telling us the next iPhone will have improvements over the current iPhone? Shocked.
Touch ID works great although it could be too good as it unlocks before I have a chance to look at the notifications on the lock screen.
macinthe408 wrote: »
"including a full palm-print scan to log in."
Is that an upgrade over currently being able to use just one fingertip?
You're right! Apple doesn't owe Android anything at all! If anything, the only thing that Apple owes Android is the complete destruction and demise of Android. I would like to see Android disappear from the face of the earth. It will happen sooner or later. Android will meet the same fate as 8 track cassettes.
rexbinary wrote: »
I've had zero issues using the current touch sensor with Apple Pay.
An even better day to be an AAPL shareholder and a fan!
I don't see that as being any problem that needs to be solved. Just wipe your hands if they're wet! I've never had any issues at all with Touch ID.
sog35 wrote: »
get bigger hands