Fingerprint sensor/touch id

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jamesapp, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    How accurate do you think the fingerprint sensor will be?

    I have heard people talking of fingerprint sensors in hospitals not working 100% of the time.

    Also the home button touch/Id isn't clickable in the sense that it isn't a physically clickable button?
     
  2. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    It is clickable
    Look on YouTube for a hands on video
    It seems to work great
     
  3. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    This isn't a typical fingerprint sensor and it's a different, better brand.

    That's like saying because your 1990 Toyota Civic's brakes sometimes lock up, you think all car's brakes will lock up
     
  4. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    It is clickable.

    It's amazingly accurate and a world of tech ahead of the stuff you're talking about in the hospitals.
     
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    It won't be 100% perfect but I'm sure it'll be okay, you need clean hands and can't use gloves right? Which basically negates it during the winter lol
     
  6. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Actually you don't even need clean hands as the sensor scans below the surface of your skin.
     
  7. Paskell macrumors member

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    Because the people who make items such as that for hospitals are not a massive software company worth billions. cant just drop 300mil to aquire a company
     
  8. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    ah okay, but I'm sure it can't scan hands covered in dirt :p

    I'll see when I'll inevitably get the 6, I don't like the S upgrades
     
  9. SantaRosa2.2 macrumors regular

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    I've used the Authentec Fingerprint Scanner for my Mac for years and has worked perfectly!! I was excited to hear when Apple bought the company, because it makes things so much simpler without passwords.
     
  10. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. I ca't afford to upgrade every year. Besides getting tired of 4" screen, would like something around 4.5-4.8"
     

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