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Old Jun 15, 2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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Thumbprint scan on iPhone??

Hey...anyone think Apple will upgrade security on individual iPhones and add a thumb print scan as a "user password" or "unlock" key? That would be really sweet for a developer to implement.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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that would be dope, but i belive it's not something that you can develop, it doens't contain the necessary hardware to scan a fingerprint...correct me if i am wrong
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 02:21 AM   #3
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ya, where would they scan for fingerprints? definitely not possible with the current hardware...
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 04:36 AM   #4
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You need a special scanner like what is found on some laptops and PDA's. The iPhone does not have the scanner. Apple probably figured the amount of space and cost it would add on was not worth it.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 06:28 AM   #5
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Hey...anyone think Apple will upgrade security on individual iPhones and add a thumb print scan as a "user password" or "unlock" key? That would be really sweet for a developer to implement.
I don't see any reason an actual password couldn't be used on the current hardware.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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Or how about Apple put a camera on the front of the phone for face recognition. (As well as video calls.) That would be much more feasible.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 07:12 AM   #7
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The touch screen on the iPhone is advanced, but not advanced enough to scan fingerprints!
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 07:43 AM   #8
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Scan fingerprints? They need it to automatically clean off fingerprints and smudges. Now that would be nice.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 09:23 AM   #9
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For all we know it could possibly have one.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 09:51 AM   #10
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That was my guess for unlocking, as it doesn't show any secure method for doing so.
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I seriously doubt they would build in biometrics and not boast about it.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 10:29 AM   #12
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Voice recognition?
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Having a password will be on there, if its not it's a stupid oversight on apples part.
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Old Jun 15, 2007, 11:30 AM   #14
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I wonder if there's a way to pervert the camera on the iPhone to do it? Probably you can't get enough clarity at a short focal length with it. It'd be neat if you could do that and/or have something like delicious library on the iPhone!
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