Mac keyboard with apple Touch ID sensor could if work?

eish2306

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Apr 30, 2013
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Wales
Could a sensor be placed maybe in the space bar or somewhere on the keyboard to allow Touch ID on a mac?
 

Outrigger

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Dec 22, 2008
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Current fingerprint data is stored in a separate location within the phone itself. Where would the data be stored in the keyboard? I don't see the purpose of using the fingerprint to unlock a computer.
 

glenthompson

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Apr 27, 2011
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Shouldn't be too hard to implement but location could be an issue. I doubt Johnny Ive wants to add a sensor next to the keyboard. Would require some additional circuitry on the logic board to store the biometric data separate from normal processing.

Lots of other laptops have had fingerprint sensors but the integration with Windows and other apps was lacking.
 
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