Who Else Wants FingerPrint ID for their Desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ThrowerGB, May 14, 2019.

  1. ThrowerGB macrumors member

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    I use FingerPrint ID a lot on my laptop (via TouchBar) and on iPhone and iPad. I really miss it when I'm on my iMac. I don't use the TouchBar for much else. It's FingerPrint ID I want. If Apple produced a keyboard with FingerPrint ID, I'd buy one.
    For those who don't use an Apple mouse of keyboard, it might be awkward. But I'd rather not have the feature on a FingerPrint ID only device. Perhaps I'd be content if the sensor was on the iMac screen or surround.
    Perhaps Face ID somewhere on the iMac screen would be a good alternative.
    Who else might want this feature?
    How would you like it implemented?
     
  2. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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  3. ThrowerGB thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow. Thank you mikehalloran. I didn't think of these. As I understand the Neurotechnology website, there are macOS SDKs for several of these devices. Is there hooks in macOS to enable the full FingerPrint ID functionality as exists in iOS?
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    That's THE LAST THING I'd want.

    Just one more way to get "locked out" of your own computer ! ;)
     
  5. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Well, no, because it would always have the fallback of allowing you to input your password (presuming it's implemented as it is on iPhones and MacBooks).
     
  6. spiderpumpkin macrumors regular

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    I unlock my Macs using an Apple Watch. I’m actually looking forward to future advancements in authentication between Mac and Apple Watch.
     
  7. Benz63amg macrumors 68030

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    It would be awesome if Apple released a new keyboard for the Mac with a built in fingerprint sensor.
     
  8. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    As it exists in iOS? I don’t know.

    There are government and private industry contracts that would freeze out Apple if there weren’t hooks for the secure ID devices that exist including retinal scanners.
     
  9. codernova macrumors member

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    Can't your Apple Watch just unlock it automagically?
     
  10. spiderpumpkin macrumors regular

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    Correct
     

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