Do you think Touch ID will become standard in all iDevices from now on?

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  1. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    I'm curious as to what MacRumours thinks will happen with Touch ID. Will it be specific to the 5S? Or maybe just the iPhone line of devices? Or will it become standard throughout all iOS devices slowly?
     
  2. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it will as cost & availability improve.
     
  3. mattroman246 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe aside from the iPod touch and iPad mini?
     
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  5. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    yup.

    something I think they can do to enhance it would be to require multiple fingerprints in a certain sequence. That would stop thieves from copying fingerprints to get in (not that that's easy to do)...
     
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Front page rumors suggest even the mini are getting it, though.

    I think it'll be standard on all "new" iOS devices going forward. The 5C was virtually a 5, thus not really "new".

    The iPod Touch might get skimped because it's more of a toy than a tool.
     
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    Just as Siri is now available across the board, Touch ID will become standard once it ceases to be a defining feature of the new iPhone.
     
  9. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok good :D I'm desperately hoping the iPhone 6 will have one as that's the phone I'm holding out for!
     
  10. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    I hope so, I wasn't expecting to find it useful but it's actually great. It just works.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I highly doubt the 5S would get it and then they take it away for the 6.
     
  12. phobos512 macrumors regular

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    Standard on the high end devices, yes. As older devices are phased out everything will end up having it save your iPod Nanos (do they even have those anymore?). Have to amortize the design cost over as many units as possible to maximize the profit. Have to keep the shareholders happy.
     
  13. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    I'd like to see it across all of Apple's products, including Mac's.
     
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    I would love to see it become standard on all Mac Devices. Touch ID embeded in the lid of the Macbook! Open the screen and it unlocks? Could be cool!
     
  16. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    as we've seen from all apple releases, it will eventually roll into the iPad line and then the iPod line as component costs go down .
     
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  18. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    then it is pointless. might as well just keep to the code then. this purpose is to gain fast access and any prints on the phone are more then likely a smudged.

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    what i would like to see at some point is it being used for banking apps. it just ends to get more secured at some point. I think all new mac devices will see it as some point MBP's as these devices are portable. and it will some how integrate with icloud key...forgot the name already
     
  19. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it will become standard. Same with the gold color too.
     
  20. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think it would be built into the as much as it being built either into the track pad or close to it. being built in to the track pad and maybe needing two or three fingers to unlock it?
     
  21. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That is a great idea.
     
  22. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I choose to disagree. With ios devices being as desirable as they are, why wouldn't Apple want to make them all safe, and with the tying in to iTunes and app purchases and what-not it makes sense to provide more harmony across the ios line by adding Touch ID to all of the "major" devices... Which to me includes the iPad mini but not the iPod Touch this year but next year for sure... Only reason I wouldn't include the iPod touch is due to the fact that it's the only thing that is dropping in sales numbers. They can "get away" with not having it this year on iPod Touch but by next year they'd probably add it just to continue with the harmony of ios.
     
  23. sviato macrumors 68020

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    It would take a serious "sensorgate" for Apple to discontinue the feature :p
     
  24. XboxMySocks thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There hasn't been a 'gate' of the 5S yet.... woah!
     

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