Is Apple Touch Id coming to Haswell rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JorgeLomeli, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. JorgeLomeli macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2008
    Monterrey, MEXICO
    I love the fingerprint feature to buy apps in my iphone 5S, not to mention unlocking the device, soooo sweet!

    Do you think Apple will intruduce the Touch Id sensor in the upcoming Haswell rMBP?

    Do we need this feature? is it safer to unlock your Macbook with touch id sensor than using a "Regular" password?

    I´ll be pretty amazed if Apple put this Touch id thing in the next rMBP

    What about you guys?
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    My guess, not this round if ever at all.

    But who knows. They may want to tout this thing as some kind of flagship breakthrough until everyone is convinced they invented it. (Like FaceTime and Siri).

    I can see the commercials already.
  3. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    I doubt it will ever come to Macs, because there's no "seamless" way to integrate it.

    You wake an iPhone up by touching the home button, so the fingerprint sensor goes into the home button.

    On a Mac, you wake it up by hitting a key, opening the lid (if it's a laptop), or hitting the power button. Apple has already done away with a regular power button and now it's just a key.

    My guess is that it won't happen unless there's a seamless way to do it that doesn't require an extra step.
  4. durhambullsfan macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    An "extra step" relative to what? Pressing a designated fingerprint scanning button would still be faster than typing in a password, even if it's not as fast as just opening the computer without any password protection.
  5. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    I bet I can enter my 6 digit password on my MBP faster than one can unlock their iPhone 5s using touch id. :cool:

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