Source: All Things D
quote: Meanwhile all the 5s reviewers are saying the same thing which is once you start using the iTouch fingerprint recognition system going back to devices that use unlock pin codes feels clunky and absurd, and replicating iTouch will prove extremely difficult and possibly impossible because Apple owns all the patents for the basic technology that's involved.
quote: This is a sales tactic more than a useful security feature. Most people don't lock their phones anyway. But those who use pin coded or other methods, have a far more secure phone than the iPhone.And save the marketing speech for someone who isn't ignorant. There hasn't been a single viable fingerprinting method that can't be defeated by using a lifted print. And guess what your iPhone has all over it? Your thumbprints.Just wait, in a few weeks the Internet will be ablaze with how-to videos showing how easily defeated iTouch is from a security standpoint using lifted prints.Using the favorite term of Android bashers like yourself, iTouch is a gimmick.
quote: You are such a technical neophyte.
quote: Somehow all the technical discussion... has passed by you.
quote: This fingerprint technology is so superior
quote: Most people don't lock their phones anyway.