Carrier iPhone 5S Rumors; what could a Fingerprint Scanner do

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleShinobi000, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. AppleShinobi000 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so up until now the iPhone S line always seems to bring a killer feature, the 3GS brought Video Recording, the 4S brought Siri and the 5S is highly rumored to bring a Fingerprint Scanner.
    So besides from security upgrades, what could a Fingerprint scanner actually bring to the table that could be that useful?
     
  2. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the Apple API and what they're willing to let it do and not do. I remember a few years ago it was big on windows laptops. Used to sign into websites stuff like that but got old fast.
     
  3. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Log into a bank account or email account...Paypal said they would like to see Apple make this happen.
     
  4. chumps52 macrumors regular

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    It would probably be a little "gimmick" that would die fast.... I mean look at Siri, I don't know a single person who actually uses Siri daily. I mean sure sometimes its cool, but no one uses it as Apple hoped people would.
    Also, from what I've heard at least, it may take a while to scan your fingerprint.
     
  5. 3rd Rock macrumors 6502

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    SIRI is a work in progress, and will be for quite a while. Just like Dragon Natural Speaking software that was not and still not 100% perfect.

    FingerPrint scanner will be a blessing for those that log on numerous times a day, but hope Apple will have done some homework to make it work over the desktop versions. No one knows yet. Stay tuned.
     

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