Touch ID is the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner for iOS 7 which was rumored ahead of time for the new iPhone.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, we reported live on the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C. Go there for all the details.
Only the iPhone 5S will get the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will get iOS 7. iOS 7 features many new apps and updates to the system control. The iPhone 5S has a 64-bit A7 CPU so iOS 7 is both 32-bit and 64-bit. The biggest change to iOS 7 is the appearance of the interface. You to see it to understand, but basically the iOS 7 interface will be "black, white, and flat all over."
The iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner rumors were definitely confirmed. The iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner called Touch ID is integrated into the home button.
The Touch ID iPhone fingerprint sensor actually has a separate mini-computer for biometrics processing. We're assuming the Touch ID fingerprint will be stored separately from the iPhone 5S storage, which would make it more secure. The Touch ID is built into the iPhone home button, which has been reinforced with a sapphire crystal and a steel ring. Previous iPhones suffered from damaged home buttons, so hopefully this will help.
The Touch ID fingerprint scanner has a capacitive sensor weighing in at only 170 microns. The Touch ID has a 500 pixel per inch (PPI) resolution, which is quite impressive. The Touch ID can scan in 360 degrees, which means you can unlock your from any orientation angle. Like many laptop based fingerprint sensors, the Touch ID can learn multiple fingers, so, sorry, thieves will have to take your whole hand to break in.
Speaking of thieves, the Touch ID can also be used to log into iTunes to make purchases. This probably a good idea since it'd prevent children from going on shopping sprees. Apple did not say whether the Touch ID will be expanded to support other apps. Unfortunately, security experts have already said this raises the potential for iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint scanner hacking. But Apple didn't say whether the Touch ID checks for skin pores, finger temperature, and pulse, which make rubber fingers and scanned fingerprints useless for thieves. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5S release date of September 20 starts on Friday the 13th, so maybe Jason will be taking some fingers this year.
What do you think about the Touch ID iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner?