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On July 27th, MMi confirmed that Apple had purchased mobile tech security developer AuthenTec Inc.for more than $350 million. According to no shortage of analysts who weighed in on the
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    Default New Details on Apple's Rush to Acquire AuthenTec


    On July 27th, MMi confirmed that Apple had purchased mobile tech security developer AuthenTec Inc.for more than $350 million.

    According to no shortage of analysts who weighed in on the matter from the start, it looks like Apple has big plans for the leading maker of a cutting-edge fingerprint sensor technology. And that's perhaps why Apple rushed to close the deal.

    New reports surfacing Thursday indicate that Apple may deploy fingerprint scanning technology in conjunction with NFC and other mobile payment components in the next-generation iPhone - that is, the one we will likely get our hands on next month.

    Although Apple hasn't yet confirmed NFC or fingerprint scanning integration in iOS 6, Apple has certainly laid the groundwork for such mobile payments and security features, especially with the likes of Passbook. Passbook is a forthcoming Apple application that will provide a digital wallet service for storing eTickets, mobile coupons, and other digitized merchant cards.

    Source: TheNextWeb

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    That'd be cool if you could have finger print technology on the iPhone with the slide to unlock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
    That'd be cool if you could have finger print technology on the iPhone with the slide to unlock
    Awesome idea.

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    Reminds me of one of the first Themes i used via Cydia on my lockscreen. Of course the finger print was fake but it was cool to look at. Would like to see it incorporated. Maybe in the iPhone 7 we can get retina reading?? My eyes my eyes haha!

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    Watch APPL shares rise.

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    this the reason i wanna get the next iPhone......
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    Lol.. im bad enough to say id buy the new one just for that reason.

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    This would be pretty hott. That's the only reason why I wanted a Sony Vaio back in the day. Now I don't have to give my girl my password anymore. lol
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    BULLLSHIT!!!! There is NO WAY apple can make it in that time. The event invites will prolly be sent out in a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Awesome idea.
    Careful what you asked for...you might get it.

    Then, if you lose your iphone or it get's stolen, a thief with knowledge of this technology,
    could possibly lift your fingerprint for nefarious means...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
    Careful what you asked for...you might get it.

    Then, if you lose your iphone or it get's stolen, a thief with knowledge of this technology,
    could possibly lift your fingerprint for nefarious means...
    Well they can lift our finger print either way with our phone.. But I see what you mean if it's inside the software. I just hope if it does add to the slide to unlock it will just bypass passcode and then for peeps who don't have my magic fingers they can just get in with the passcode

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
    Careful what you asked for...you might get it.

    Then, if you lose your iphone or it get's stolen, a thief with knowledge of this technology,
    could possibly lift your fingerprint for nefarious means...
    Like?
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    Was Apple already pursuing this path of fingerprint unlocking? I'm curious if this was already planned for the 2012 iPhone.

    Also, I assume this tech could be incorporated into NFC payments to make them even more secure. We have some cool stuff to look forward to.

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