1. Nuff Said's Avatar
    So a passcode is required and will be the method to get in if you don't unlock your phone for a while or reboot. Sounds a lot to me like they don't trust their "revolutionary" security device as much as a plain old passcode.
    If you read the article they're doing it to make consumers feel more comfortable with the idea. No matter what they SAY people will still feel uneasy so they have to compromise to win them over.
    2013-09-12 08:25 PM
  2. thazsar's Avatar
    Why are ppl making a big deal
    about this I mean I could see why but it's just like the pass code unlock we all currently have on are iPhones Its an option we have to lock are iPhones so its totally up to the person if they want to use the finger print feature or not no one is forcing you to use it if you do decide to get the iPhone 5s its just an option and am sure they'll still keep the 4digit Pass code or the password for those who want to keep using those methods of lock/unlock.
    Phone companies are being pressured by the government to create more secure ways to protect personal data. Apple stepped up and made this! That's why it's such a big deal!!! It's cool and secure at the same time!
    2013-09-12 10:04 PM
  3. bry2k2's Avatar
    Just one more way to have your iphone hacked if you lose it or its stolen, yet another security flaw waiting to happen for i users.. Also don't think I want apple recording my fingerprints into its database (and don't think they haven't thought of it because they probably are/have)
    2013-09-12 10:21 PM
  4. thazsar's Avatar
    Just one more way to have your iphone hacked if you lose it or its stolen, yet another security flaw waiting to happen for i users.. Also don't think I want apple recording my fingerprints into its database (and don't think they haven't thought of it because they probably are/have)
    So....
    It's safer if we lose it without a Passcode or Fingerprint recognition?!?!
    Your statement makes no sense and I'm pretty sure the Feds are spying on you right now! Relax...
    2013-09-12 11:02 PM
  5. BUcLAo69's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it will have it in the Settings somewhere either to disable or enable it and I can't wait to get my hand on one as well . I love the new Homescreen button it blend it in with the iPhone 5S so perfectly. Just a matter of times until it goes on sale and will definitely upgrade for one ...
    2013-09-12 11:17 PM
  6. xhazex9x's Avatar
    Are you kidding me?? You obviously have no background on material properties. The HARDER a material is, the more BRITTLE that same material is. Brittle = cracks!!

    And second, Lifeproof cases are so popular because they are waterproof......so how exactly do you make a case waterproof without covering up the home button??
    calm down im sure they'll figure something out theyre not just gonna stop making iphone cases
    2013-09-13 01:14 AM
  7. NewD's Avatar
    Phone companies are being pressured by the government to create more secure ways to protect personal data. Apple stepped up and made this! That's why it's such a big deal!!! It's cool and secure at the same time!
    YES! Finally some real innovation from Apple again. Tim Cook made a 'little' comeback in my book with this fingerprint thing. No other phone hardware out there has this yet. He still missed the boat with the 5C's pricing though.. Though the plastic coating and color thing is VERY "Steve Jobs-ian'"..
    2013-09-13 05:15 AM
  8. dsg's Avatar
    biometrics is not innovation, it's been around a while, though Apple's implementation is probably the best yet
    Last edited by dsg; 2013-09-13 at 07:14 AM.
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-09-13 07:09 AM
  9. NewD's Avatar
    biometrics is not innovation, it's been around a while, though Apple's implementation is probably the best yet
    Read carefully, please, dsg. Biometrics "used on the home button of a mobile phone for the purpose of secure entrance to one's mobile phone" IS innovation by Apple. No mobile phone hardware company has done it yet toward the same ends. Period.
    2013-09-13 08:37 AM
  10. dsg's Avatar
    ok your right, the way Apple has done it is unique, but it's still just a fingerprint sensor used to secure a computer, a.k.a nothing new here

    Edit: Motorola used a fingerprint sensor on one of they're phones, this was mentioned in another thread
    Last edited by dsg; 2013-09-13 at 09:14 AM.
    privacy isn't about having something to hide, another view here

    look here all grammar police, indulge me.
    2013-09-13 09:04 AM
  11. NewD's Avatar
    ok your right, the way Apple has done it is unique, but it's still just a fingerprint sensor used to secure a computer, a.k.a nothing new here

    Edit: Motorola used a fingerprint sensor on one of they're phones, this was mentioned in another thread
    Not with Apple's level of implementation. The Motorola phone is a child's toy in comparison. People are always wanting to take away Apple's claim to true innovation. Someone's gonna eventually chime in and tell us that some other company had the idea of a windows based personal computer before Apple.. Or someone else innovated the idea of a touch GUI for a SmartPhone.. Ugh..

    Let's be clear.. Apple innovates, and others copy. That's the way it's always been and always will be. The only time they let us down was in letting Microsoft be the first to market with a Tablet/Laptop combo. Jobs would never have let that happen.

    But I hear you, dsg.. All good .
    Last edited by NewD; 2013-09-13 at 05:42 PM.
    2013-09-13 05:37 PM
  12. Nuff Said's Avatar
    Not with Apple's level of implementation. The Motorola phone is a child's toy in comparison. People are always wanting to take away Apple's claim to true innovation. Someone's gonna eventually chime in and tell us that some other company had the idea of a windows based personal computer before Apple.. Or someone else innovated the idea of a touch GUI for a SmartPhone.. Ugh..

    Let's be clear.. Apple innovates, and others copy. That's the way it's always been and always will be. The only time they let us down was in letting Microsoft be the first to market with a Tablet/Laptop combo. Jobs would never have let that happen.

    But I hear you, dsg.. All good .
    I'm an apple fanboy myself but let's be real. It's not an original idea and probably won't be too popular amongst other smart phones such as Siri or YouTube on a mobile platform. More recently I'd even say Samsung has been more innovative than apple.
    2013-09-13 07:00 PM
  13. recognition's Avatar
    Anybody notice how many fingerprint scanner apps there are in the Google Play store?!
    Looks like some Android users want this feature too but shame they have to fake it! Lol!
    https://play.google.com/store/search...=apps&hl=en_GB
    2013-09-15 01:32 AM
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