Could Touch ID come to rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arian19, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. arian19 macrumors 6502

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    I was pondering about this since the 5S was announced.... but is it possible that apple would add Touch ID to the rMBP? Apple for the past few years, has been bringing features that were on the iPhone to the mbp... from the OS to retina display, most of these features started on the iPhone.

    What are the chances Touch ID would come to the rMBP when they refresh with haswell? Would Touch ID be under the touch pad? or would it be next to it?

    What are your guy's thoughts?
     
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  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I was actually thinking about this yesterday...

    I would love a touchid on my Macbook. I hate having to always type the password when it sleeps.

    Other laptops have had finger print scanners before so that would be pretty neat if the Macbook got one.
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'd like this a lot. I use a very long password on an encrypted drive for maximum protection. It's a pain in the arse to key that thing in for simple OSX tasks all the time.
     
  5. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    they could also implement some sort of 1password system in safari where all your website/account username/passwords are stored in an encrypted file and you just use touch ID to automatically log you into websites.
     
  6. mattshort macrumors member

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    Like iCloud Keychain?
     
  7. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Please no.

    If they do I am jumping ship. They should do with face or iris recognition instead, not another indent on the MBPs, keep it minimal and sleek. Less is classier. Don't encourage this thought. Let it RIP. Thank you ^_^
     
  8. arian19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Face or iris recognition? Are you serious? What if they Touch ID is invisibly behind the touch pad that already exists?

    I personally think it would be so annoying to put my eye up against my iSight Camera to check my iris... and technology would probably be unnecessarily expensive.
     

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