Next time you use your iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, your pointer finger might be the password now. No more of those that looking for a unique combination of numbers or wingdings or punctuation. The next iPhone will have a scanner or a fingerprint sensor embedded in the device, most probably below the home button.
This new technology, is definitely going to make iPhone more secure according to analysts as compared to the other rival products. There are still speculations and rumors doing their rounds, and are beginning to swirl. Apple may silence its rivals by not only including the much needed NFC but also a fingerprint scanner.
AuthenTec, that makes fingerprint scanning hardware, was purchased by Apple last year for $350 million and was forced to not to license its technologies elsewhere. Thus if you put two and two together, Apple is considering implementing the fingerprint technology. After all they have spent a whopping amount so it will have some plans to use the new technology it is evident that Apple is taking another look at security and access.
Google has already introduced touch-intelligent feature and Face Unlock with its most recent versions of Android. The fingerprint sensor system would make the mobile payment system the most secure in the world and help Apple regain the access edge. It is almost impossible for any identity thief to take-off your prints and embezzle money via your phone. Thus the new smart sensor will add to the security as well as speed and convenience, especially when making payments.
But security has always been a difficult area and one can always lift a print without difficulty with the help of a little dust and tape. Nevertheless, the fingerprint sensor is sure to make you feel most secure and safe when making your payments via mobiles.