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iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner found accurate enough for Apple Pay

Antone Gonsalves | Sept. 24, 2014
Research found that Touch ID in the iPhone 6 is more reliable and accurate than the previous version of the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s.

Also, Rogers wants Apple to incorporate in Touch ID technology that would no longer make it possible to fool the scanner with a fake fingerprint, no matter how high the quality.

Rogers said Apple obtained such technology in the 2012 acquisition of AuthenTec, a maker of fingerprint sensors for mobile phones and other portable electronics.

"My guess is it (the technology) was either too expensive or too cumbersome to put into the iPhone, so Apple didn't use it," Rogers said.


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