Apple's colorful iMac ships with redesigned Magic Keyboards that you couldn't buy as a standalone accessory, until today. Versions with and without Touch ID are available, with the former requiring an Apple silicon Mac to function.
The Wall Street Journal today corroborated earlier reports claiming Apple will be outfitting this year's upcoming iPhone 13 family with an in-screen Touch ID fingerprint reader, joining Face ID.
The new iPad Air is Apple's first device with a re-engineered Touch ID fingerprint sensor, built into the tablet's Top button. The move has prompted some watchers to point out that a return of Touch ID in the next iPhone would be a welcome one.
There may be some substance to the rumor calling for an iPhone with an under-display Touch ID in 2020 as the Cupertino tech giant just won a patent for an optical imaging sensor that could be used for under-display biometrics in future iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and more.
A sketchy report, citing sources in the upstream supply chain, says Apple may create a China-specific iPhone with an under-display fingerprint sensor as a cheaper alternative to Face ID.
All of Apple’s latest flagship handsets come standard with Face ID instead of Touch ID, but a significant percentage of active iPhones and iPads still use the latter. If you’re using a jailbroken handset with Touch ID, then you might appreciate a new jailbreak tweak named ExtendedGlyph by iOS developers Luke Muris and Geometric Software.
From what we can gather, ExtendedGlyph is essentially a modernized take on the popular LockGlyphX tweak. But perhaps more importantly, it has been carefully crafted with support for jailbroken iOS 11 and iOS 12 handsets.
Face ID permits a single user to register their face, as opposed to Touch ID which supports up to five different fingerprints. Apple's chief of software engineering explains why.
Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is saying that Apple is abandoning Touch ID, which he thinks will be superseded by Face ID on all iPhone models coming next year.
Samsung's next-generation Note may come with a key feature that Apple reportedly had to drop from its iPhone X: an optical fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the cover glass.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology that could work beneath a display and replace its current Touch ID fingerprint reader.
CAD images posted a few days ago by leak aggregator SlashLeaks suggest that Apple's iterative iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus updates might have the old-fashioned bezels and a front-mounted Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
An interesting video from inside a Foxconn facility, published Tuesday on leak aggregator SlashLeaks, appears to depict what may resemble an iPhone 8 with a rear-mounted Touch ID fingerprint sensor going through a quality control process.