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

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

  1. AppleShinobi000 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2013
    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


    Oct 8, 2008
    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

    Jan 27, 2012
    Log into a bank account or email account...Paypal said they would like to see Apple make this happen.
  4. chumps52 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    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

    Aug 10, 2012
    Over here
    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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