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2019 iPad Might Keep Headphone Jack, Touch ID: Report

The 2019 iPad is rumored to retain two features Apple has been letting go these past few years. It might even launch alongside a new iPad mini model as well.

Apple March 11, 2019

iPhone 8 Rumor: It Seems Apple Might Really Get Rid Of Touch ID

The iPhone 8 will lose a key security and biometric feature that Apple helped popularize. New reports say Apple might actually ditch Touch ID and replace it with facial recognition technology.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 8, 2017

Goodbye Touch ID, Hello Face ID For iPhone 8? Apple's Facial Recognition Tech Can Read Faces In 'Millionths Of A Second'

Will Apple replaced the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system with the Face ID facial recognition system in the iPhone 8? From what we've heard about the feature, it is definitely a possibility.

Apple August 22, 2017

iOS 11 SOS Feature Disables Touch ID So You Can't Be Forced To Unlock Your iPhone With Your Finger

The Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11 does not only give users a quick way to call 911, but it also disables Touch ID. This will prevent users from being forced to unlock their iPhones using their fingerprint.

Apple August 17, 2017

Apple Falls Into Panic Mode As Software Problems Plague iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, 3D Face Scanning In Trouble

There is 'a sense of panic in the air' in Apple, according to a report by Fast Company. The iPhone 8 team is said to be encountering software problems surrounding the upcoming smartphone's wireless charging and 3D face scanning features.

Apple July 12, 2017

Apple Ditching The iPhone's Touch ID For 3D Facial Recognition Technology Could Be A Bad Idea

Apple is said to remove Touch ID from iPhones, starting with the iPhone 8. As a replacement, 3D facial recognition technology could be the new standard in iPhones, which could make them less secure.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 5, 2017

Apple Will Replace Touch ID On iPhone 8 With 3D Face Scanning: How Will The Security Feature Work?

A report claims that Apple is looking to replace the Touch ID in iPhones with 3D face scanning technology. Will the new security feature be ready in time for the upcoming iPhone 8?

Apple July 4, 2017

Industry Sources Confirm iPhone 8 With Touch ID Fingerprint Recognition Embedded Into The Display

Apple reportedly managed to successfully integrate fingerprint authentication technology into the display of its upcoming iPhone 8, according to sources at TSMC. The iPhone 8 will also have a new aspect ratio and a design overhaul.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 26, 2017

iPhone 8 Prototype Leaks: Edge-To-Edge Display, No Rear Touch ID, And More

Leaked images of the iPhone 8's dummy models showed off a device with edge-to-edge display and no physical rear-mounted Touch ID sensor. The impending smartphone may instead incorporate the biometric technology underneath the display itself.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2017

iPhone 8 May Drop Touch ID: Will Apple Really Release The Smartphone Without The Core Feature?

Apple may be forced to drop Touch ID technology, one of the iPhone's core features, from the upcoming iPhone 8. The company is struggling to solve issues related to placing the fingerprint scanner underneath the smartphone's display.

Apple April 17, 2017

No More Touch ID? Apple Looking To Facial Recognition In iPhone 8: KGI Analyst

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says enhanced security features are expected in the rumored iPhone 8 and the 2017 iPhone lineup. Revamped biometric tech will come by way of better Touch ID and even facial recognition.

Apple January 22, 2017

Is Touch ID Really Secure? 6-Year-Old Girl Buys $250 Worth Of Pokémon Items Using Sleeping Mom's Thumbprint

Six-year-old Arkansas native Ashlynd Howell was able to place $250 worth of purchases on Amazon without her parents' knowledge. The little girl gained access to a smartphone by scanning her sleeping mother's fingerprint.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Touch ID Is No Match For A 6-Year-Old: Youngster Beats Security Feature, Orders $250 Worth Of Pokémon Items

It’s not everyday that one wakes up with an Amazon bill one doesn’t remember spending. That’s is exactly what happened to a mother in Arkansas, whose daughter’s sly craftiness led to tricking the Touch ID feature on her mother’s iPhone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2016

MacBook Pro 2016 First Batch Of Orders Now 'Preparing For Shipment': Customers May Get Their Laptops By Nov. 11

The 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 models with the Touch Bar display feature will soon arrive to customers who preordered the variants. The order status of the said laptops has changed to the 'preparing for shipment' tag.

Apple November 11, 2016

New MacBook Pro To Get Touch ID, Touch Bar 1Password Features: Here's A Sneak Peek From AgileBits

The MacBook Pro now has Touch ID, a feature that is mostly overlooked. AgileBits seems to have taken due notice of it, though, posting a sneak peek video of how Touch ID can work with password managing software 1Password.

Apps/Software October 29, 2016

Apple Unveils 13- And 15-Inch MacBook Pros With New Touch Bar And Touch ID, Preorders Start Today

Apple announced its redesigned MacBook Pros that are available to preorder today, featuring its new OLED strip called Touch Bar and Touch ID.

Computers October 27, 2016

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: OLED Dynamic Function Row, Integrated Touch ID, AMD Chips And Everything We Know So Far

Apple is set to hold a press event on Oct. 27, where it's expected to unveil the new MacBook Pro. The company's soon-to-be flagship laptop is rumored to feature an OLED secondary display, Touch ID, beefed-up internals and more.

Computers October 21, 2016

This Could Be Proof That Apple’s Home Button Is The Next Thing To Go From The iPhone

Apple’s newly awarded patent means it could get rid of the Home Button in its next model, and instead feature its Touch ID fingerprint sensor underneath the display.

Apple October 5, 2016

New MacBook Pro With OLED Touch Bar 'Dynamic Function Row,' Touch ID And More To Be Released In Late October

A new report claims Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel, Touch ID and more are close to being released. The company is reportedly planning to release the new MacBook Pro in late October.

Computers October 1, 2016

How To Get Rid Of ‘Raise To Wake’ And Get The Old Touch ID Unlock Feature Back For iOS 10

Here’s how to get the Touch ID feature of iOS 9 to unlock your iPhone back after installing iOS 10.

Apple September 14, 2016

Apple Looking To Make iPhone More Secure: Future Models Could Take Videos And Collect Fingerprints Of Thieves

A patent application for Apple reveals a technology that will further improve the security of the iPhone. Upon meeting certain trigger conditions, the system can collect biometric information from thieves, including their fingerprints and a video of them.

Apple August 26, 2016

New MacBook Pro Expected To Launch In The Fall: Touch ID In The Power Button, OLED Function Keys

A source confirmed that the new Apple MacBook Pro models will feature Touch ID technology and an OLED display touch bar, replacing the physical function keys. The Touch ID will be located in the power button of the upcoming laptops.

Apple August 9, 2016

2016 MacBook Pro Approaching June Debut: Here's What We Know So Far

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is nearing and several hints show that a new MacBook Pro is set for release. The upcoming laptop is said to pack beefy specs and a few productivity and security features.

Apple May 23, 2016

OS X 10.12 May Let You Unlock Your Mac Using Your iPhone's Touch ID

Apple is working on a remote unlock feature for the next version of OS X, according to reports. And this might have something to do with Apple Pay.

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

Apple Ad Featuring Neil Patrick Harris Touts iPhone 6s 4K Video Recording With Onions At Molecular Level

Apple recently published two ads highlighting the iPhone 6s’ potential. The new commercials focus on the 4K video capture capability of the device, as well as the Touch ID potential, and one of them stars Neil Patrick Harris.

Apple April 26, 2016

How Many Times Do You Unlock Your iPhone Per Day? Here's The Answer From Apple

Just how easy is it to use Touch ID compared to other security systems for mobile devices? Apple reveals how many times the average iPhone user is able to access his or her device easily throughout the day.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2016

New iPhone SE Already Hits AnTuTu With 2 GB Of RAM In Tow

The new Apple iPhone SE was spotted at AnTuTu, where the handset was revealed to come packed with 2 GB of RAM. The four-inch device seems to also feature a pixel resolution of 1136 by 640, 12 MP main camera and iOS 9.3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2016

Microsoft Outlook Update Lets iOS Users Protect Emails With Touch ID

A new update to Microsoft Outlook brings with it support for Touch ID so that the user's emails, calendar and documents are protected.

Apps/Software March 14, 2016

Apple Backtracks On Error 53 Being A Security Measure, Issues A Fix And An Apology

Apple has issued an apology regarding the infamous Error 53 that previously plagued some iPhone owners. It has also pushed out an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix the phones disabled by the error.

Apps/Software February 19, 2016

iPhone Users Furious Over Apple Error 53 That Leaves Phones Bricked If Repaired By Third Party

An update to iOS 9 has been turning iPhones into paperweights and its error message is becoming infamous. Error 53 roughly translates to 'Your phone has been bricked, TTYL!.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2016

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Beta To Developers With Night Shift, Updates To CarPlay, Health Apps And More

Apple seeds the beta for iOS 9.3 to developers, which includes new Night Shift mode, and updates to apps.

Apps/Software January 11, 2016

Apple Testing USB Type-C, Wireless Charging, Multi Force Touch, Other Features In Five Different iPhone 7 Prototypes: Report

A new rumor from the Far East claims Apple is testing various advanced new features to incorporate into the iPhone 7. Word has it that the company will test out five different prototypes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2015

Apple Patents Panic Mode To Let You Call For Help On Your iPhone With A ‘Secret’ Fingerprint

Add this one to the growing list of iPhone 7 rumors – a "panic mode" that can be initiated with a secret "panic finger." The latest Apple patent reveals Touch ID recognizing a specific fingerprint that when used would automatically put an iPhone into "panic mode" and locks down the phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 8, 2015

Apple iOS 9.1 Update Causes Touch ID Problems, iPhone And iPad Users Complain

Disgruntled Apple product users have turned to the company's Support Community forum to report issues regarding the latest iOS 9.1 update for both iPads and iPhones. Many of the complaints centered on the inability of gadgets to recognize user fingerprints after the software update is installed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 7, 2015

iPhone 7 To Ditch The Home Button, Move The Touch ID And Sport Sapphire Glass Display, Says Analyst

The iPhone 7, not yet scheduled for release until a year from now, is already the subject of speculations and predictions. One analyst thinks the next Apple flagship phone will not have a home button.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 21, 2015

Not Cool, Apple: iPhone 6s Owners Complain Of Burning Hot Touch ID Button

New iPhone 6s owners are raising complaints that their brand new smartphones have the Touch ID button heating up for no reason at all. While there’s a temporary fix to the issue, iPhone 6s owners are obviously not cool with it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 6, 2015

Users: iPhone 6s Touch ID Is 'Blazingly Fast'

Early users of the iPhone 6s note the changes on the Touch ID feature of the smartphone, saying it reads thumb impressions twice faster.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2015

Hackers Can Breach iOS 9 Passcode To Access Your Private Photos And Contacts: Here's An Easy Fix

Looking to cash in on a $1 million bounty, hackers have shared an exploit that offers access to contacts and photos in about 30 seconds.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 23, 2015

Apple Introduces iPhone 6S And 6S Plus, Featuring Upgraded Camera, 3D Touch And A9 Processor

Apple has announced its next generation of iPhones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The devices feature an upgraded camera, as well as 3D Touch, offering another level of input on the iPhone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2015

Leaked CAD Render Of The iPad Mini 4 Show Off 6.1mm Profile In Video

Apple is gearing up to launch a number of devices in September. These include the iPhone 6S duo, the next-gen Apple TV and the new iPad mini 4.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2015

OnePlus 2 Review Roundup: Solid Android Smartphone And Fantastic Price Tag

The first reviews of the OnePlus 2 are in, and many users lucky enough to be given a review model agree that OnePlus is once again successful at making its second impressive smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2015

Your Future Apple iPhone Might Not Have A Home Button

A new report revives a long-running rumor that Apple is planning to do away with the home button on the iPhone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 23, 2015

Apple iOS 9 May Require Six-Digit Passcode To Access Your iPhone And iPad

Apple intends to deploy the six-digit passcode for unlocking Touch ID compatible iPhones and iPads that will run on the impending iOS 9.

Apps/Software June 10, 2015

Apple Store App Now Comes With Two-Step Authentication And Touch ID Support

Apple updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 3.3, which brings the much-awaited support for Touch ID that will enable users to check receipts, make reservations at Apple Stores and avail of two-step authentication.

Apps/Software May 24, 2015

Apple iPad Pro Case New Leaked Images Hints Of Possible Design Tweaks: USB Type-C, Speaker Placement

New leaked images of the iPad Pro case are compared with an iPad Air 2 to measure the tablet’s probable dimensions. This last release is somewhat consistent to earlier pictures posted by Sonny Dickson, a known Apple insider.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 21, 2015

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