I've been reading some early reviews/impressions of the HTC One Max, and the fingerprint scanner has not been a selling point. Device is too large, awkward position right below the camera and while it allows you to use it as an app launcher you can only use that feature on the lock screen. Two of the reviews I read turned off the functionality, with one comparing it to the Motorola Atrix. This is where I think Apple was genius with Touch ID in placing it on the home button. Unlocking the phone is easy and natural. No swiping required, just rest your finger on the home button and boom, unlocked. Genius. One story I read claimed that HTC had a version of the One Max without the fingerprint scanner ready to go. So it makes me wonder if they rushed the implementation after Apple announced the 5S. Which would be a shame because I think this is very cool technology but poor implementation could swear people off of it.