MacBook with "Home" button

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  1. Flynnstone, Dec 16, 2015
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    Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    Are there any rumors of a "Home" button on future MacBook (Pro/air)? (TouchId)

    I'm not sure if a button is useful, but the fingerprint reader would be awesome!
     
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  3. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bummer.
    Does anyone else want a fingerprint reader on a MacBook x?
     
  4. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    Not me, buddy. I've had fingerprint readers on all my Windows machines since about 2006, and like the other login gimmick face recognition it's been pointless for me.
     
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    I wouldn't mind if they put the iPhone technology into what is now the power button on Macbooks. So basically yes, as long as it really works and does it well. I think that if anybody can do it right, it's Apple.
     
  6. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    What would this "home" button do, take you back to the desktop? We already have F11
     
  7. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    If this were to happen, I'd figure it'd bring up the launchpad list of installed apps. It should be integrated into the trackpad in some sort of way if so. My Acer travelmate ( a very well built pc laptop ) has a pretty good fingerprint scanner. Windows 10 really improved alternative authentication implementations but nothing too fancy.
     
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    Poorly placed confidence suggests you haven't bought very much hardware from Apple in recent times.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not really apples fingerprint recognition has been second to none.
     
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    Isn't that what Launchpad is (with its associated F4 shortcut)? A fingerprint reader would be a cool idea IMO
     
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    let them add siri to OSX :D

    actually i prefer passwords instead of scanners
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't really see the need of any sort of home button on a Mac.
     
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    It would add yet another way for me not to use Launchpad. Choice is good! ;)
     
  14. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Glad others are interested.
    I have a HP ZBook and use the fingerprint reader all the time to login or unlock. My wife has a Dell with the fingerprint reader too. Interesting Dell doesn't support it. Perhaps it's not supported because its hackable.
    Apple has better fingerprint technology in my opinion.
    So a fingerprint reader like on my iPhone would be awesome on my MacBook Pro.
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I'd love TouchID on my laptop - since I travel with it frequently, I have the screen set to lock whenever it sleeps. It would be much more convenient to unlock with my fingerprint!
     
  16. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Home button? Not so much but I would love to have TouchID on my MBP. Integrate it into the power button and it would be easy to use. It's a big help on the phone since my 1Password login is very long.
     
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    control-shift-H

    Learn the keyboard.
     
  18. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I would......TIRED of logging in over and over again

    Haven't been around apple products long ? Been using mine on both my iPhone and iPad with it, and no issues.. Research first before posting wrong info for apples TouchID.

     
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    It was opinion, not info. You're welcome to hold a different one.
     
  20. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oops my bad.
    What was meaning was the TouchId on a MacBook. Got confused as the Home button & TouchId are the same device.
     

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