Does anyone want a fingerprint reader?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psblake, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. psblake macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I have been thinking about it and I am not sure I want something that could just go bad and lock me out of my phone. Just not much of a reason to upgrade I guess if that is the major WOW item in the new 5S.
  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I have no interest in the fingerprint reader.
  3. orangebluedevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    Yes. And it will have passcode as usual, this will just be option 1. IF it "goes bad" then type in your password like you always have.

    I'm excited about unlocked with fingerprint, entering password with fingerprints, credit cards with fingerprint. and maybe even multi user.
  4. hakuna-matata macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2011
    nope even if it ''just'' works..only stupid peeps keep their most sensitive data(i think apple lock is sufficient) on their phone..
  5. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    Yeah I want it. This is just one option to get in the phone. With a fingerprint sensor, it's a lot faster for the owner. If you need to let someone else use it or you just chopped your thumb off while chopping tomatoes, you always have that second option of password.
  6. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Your answer is fact-based and logical. It has no place here. Please delete it at once.
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Interesting concept, but I'd rather have NFC instead.
  8. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    There will not be a fingerprint scanner on the iphone. Even a dedicated fingerprint scanner is hard to maintain for proper function, on a phone it would be a chore. Imagine continuously cleaning your fingers and the scanner.
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    To access my bank account online, I have to enter a username, tap a button, enter a password, click a button, then answer a security question, click a button. If I could open the app, swipe my thumb across the home button and be in my account, THIS WOULD BE THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER.

    I'm guessing it also has applications in payments. Get banks to put credit cards in Passbook and to show them (or maybe access them using NFC), you have to verify using your thumb. That's a million times more secure than the "what's the code on the back of your card?" security that is the best of what any credit card has today.
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

    May 18, 2012
    It's not a feature I've been clamouring for but, providing they've got the security right with its implementation, I'd imagine I'll love the convenience of it once it's there.
  11. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Based on what facts ?

    I would have said "There might not be a fingerPrint sensor" but you went ahead and said "No" with out facts.

    I will be glad if they do, but if not, the passcode will be OK.
  12. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
  13. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Didn't Steve say people don't know what they want? ;)

    Personally, a finger print reader is of no interest.
  14. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2012
    How can we answer that when we don't know what it does. If all it does is store it and send it to criminals so they can use (for what reason?) than no. If it allows some functions (and I choose) to work with fingerprint rather than password - sure.

    Fingerprints are really a big issue these days - other than maybe helping track down criminals.

    Is it a feature I can't wait for - no - not that I know. But it could be very helpful
  15. tardman91 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    Depends on the implementation. From what I've read so far it just seems kind of gimmicky.
  16. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2010
    Don't care personally. Honestly, nothing I'm hearing about the 5S is giving me any desire to upgrade from the 5.
  17. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Fingerprint scanners are notoriously hackable and easily defeated. This is why they're a very bad idea for security purposes. If you want proof, I suggest you use a service called Google and search.

    However, using one for identification purposes does have merit. Albeit a small factor.
    I would not want a feature that can be defeated with simple tape that allows someone into my bank accounts.

    For me, I would merely consider it a novelty item. I wouldn't use it on anything I needed secured.
  18. 3rd Rock, Aug 12, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013

    3rd Rock macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Over here
    I like it, and will use it with a good (Longer than 4 that many still use) passcode . :D
  19. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    I would love a fingerprint reader, I really hate giving my iPhone to people, or people using my iPhone without permission. I hate phone passcodes because you end up telling them to people eventually and then they know it, like asking someone to text someone while you're driving or changing the music. It's not like I wouldn't have something to hide or naked pictures in my gallery but I really dislike it when people see my probably unexciting conversations.

    I don't see apple adding one for it though so meh...

    I'd also like NFC payments done nicely if apple gets into that.
  20. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    No. I don't want NSA getting everybody's fingerprints.
  21. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I've heard this said so many times. What you people don't understand is that the one rumoured to be used in the next iPhone is not an optical one (the ones you see in PC laptops that are easily hackable). If you did some reading, you would found that the FS in the 5S uses sensors to analyze the live layer of the fingerprint. We don't know how hackable this tech is (but you can bet that it's harder than the optical ones just from the way it works).
  22. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    No. And I don't know why it's being hyped so much.
  23. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    The fact that apple never said they are putting one in.
  24. borostef macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2012
    Zagreb, Croatia
  25. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    Maybe studies will show that the fingerprint sensor exposes your thumb to high levels of radiation because you need to be scanned every time you open your phone.

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