Apple at its recent event unveiled their latest flagship device – iPhone 5s alongside its cheaper and cost effective version iPhone 5c. The buzz word was the new touch id sensor that will take security to a whole new level. But developers wont get a piece of the cake atleast for now.
AllThingsD confirmed the news after talking with Apple’s Phil Schiller:
Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller confirmed to AllThingsD that developers won’t get access to use a fingerprint as a means of authentication. He declined to comment on whether that might come in the future.
That’s definitely an interesting choice. I think developers could come up with some amazing ways to use the biometric capability, but that will have to wait.
Tim Cook also said Apple is looking at other uses for the sensor:
Asked by AllThingsD whether Apple might expand its own use of the fingerprint reader over time, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t offer any specifics, but said, “You can probably imagine a lot of [other] uses.”
We believe Apple will roll out more updates with more functions for the Touch ID Sensor / finger print scanner. For now its a wait and watch game.
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