Reuters: Apple’s Next ‘iPhone 5S’ Will Have A Fingerprint Sensor
The fingerprint sensor has been one of the most consistent rumored features of the iPhone 5S. Last year, Apple bought a company called Authentec that makes fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. That caused many to speculate fingerprint technology would make it into a future iPhone model.
iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor seemingly confirmed
Michael Barrett, chief information security officer of PayPal, hinted that Apple and other smartphone manufacturers are going to incorporate fingerprint readers on their smartphones as part of new way to protect personal information. “It’s widely rumored that a large technology provider in Cupertino, Calif., will come out with a phone later this year that has a fingerprint reader on it,” he said.
Apple Buys Mobile Security Company AuthenTec For $356 Million
Apple just bought a mobile security firm called AuthenTec for $356 million.
AuthenTec has filed an 8K announcing the news.
In the filing it says “AuthenTec cannot comment on Apple’s intentions.”
AuthenTec most recently made news when it signed a big contract with Apple rival Samsung.
iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor Technology Leaked – Launch at WWDC 2013 This Week?
One of the most heavily-rumored iPhone 5S features over the course of the past year has been that of a fingerprint sensor which could be used to bolster security of the device like never before. However – and as is usually the case with Apple – it’s all been a case of pure speculation and educated guesswork to come up with these kinds of projections in the absence of any real confirmation and little to no concrete evidence.