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New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

A social media posting of a supposed iPhone 8 schematic is prompting speculation that Apple will put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the rear of its next major smartphone. Posted on Twitter by Sonny Dickson, who TechCrunch characterizes as a “[r]eliable iPhone leaker”, the schematic depicts the rear chassis of an iPhone device, with a…

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be positioned right next to its camera, suggest new images of the device tweeted last night by mobile reporter Evan Blass. The images show three different color models of the smartphone, each from the front, side, and back. As many had anticipated, almost the entire front side of…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

LG is rumored to be planning to include iris scanning in its next flagship smartphone, reports The Korea Herald. The device, dubbed the G6, is also expected to support LG’s own mobile payment platform, thought to be called LG Pay. The Korean company’s mobile unit reportedly saw significant losses due to the poor market performance of…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

With its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone now on permanent hiatus, Samsung is looking ahead to the release of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship device. As The Korea Herald reports, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, à la the iPhone 7. That should help its lens suppliers make up for losses…

New MacBook Pro Could Ship Next Month, With a Fingerprint Sensor

New MacBook Pro Could Ship Next Month, With a Fingerprint Sensor

Apple’s next MacBook Pro could arrive as early as next month, and may feature an embedded fingerprint sensor, suggests a new report from MacRumors. The speculation complements recent reports suggesting that Apple is planning to include the fingerprint sensor in the new MacBook’s power button. MacRumors doesn’t have any further specifics on this matter in its…

Is BlackBerry On The Verge of Launching a Fingerprint Sensing Smartphone?

Is BlackBerry On The Verge of Launching a Fingerprint Sensing Smartphone?

BlackBerry is preparing to launch its first fingerprint-scanning smartphone. According to new reports, details about the device were erroneously published, and then removed, on BlackBerry’s website. The new device is called the DTEK60, and appears to be the materialization of what had earlier been codenamed ‘Argon’. Specifications listed on the temporary web page listed features…

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Evidence is mounting that the next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch bar and Touch ID biometric authentication. 9to5Mac reports that a “source who has provided reliable information in the past” has confirmed recent rumors that the features will arrive on the new laptop, which is expected to launch this fall. The source also reportedly…

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

New details are emerging about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7‘s iris scanning functionality. More specifically, leaks purportedly showing the setup process for the feature appear to illustrate some of its limitations. For example, users are reportedly advised to hold the device between 25 and 35cm from their faces. TechRadar reports this as a matter of…

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

It looks like Samsung’s next major mobile device will feature an iris scanning capability. Hints emerged earlier this month when Patently Apple reported that Samsung had trademarked “Galaxy Eyeprint” and “Galaxy Iris”, and that it had been working with a prominent academic institution on iris scanning technology. Now, Patently Apple reports that Samsung has filed…

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer materials for macOS Sierra, the next major update of Apple’s operating system for Mac computers, offer hints of what’s to come with new Mac devices, reports 9to5Mac. The developer resources for Apple’s APIs include bits of code referring to “LED” functions, suggesting that a future Mac device could feature the OLED touch bar predicted…

Iris And Face Biometrics Could Be Coming to the iPhone

Iris And Face Biometrics Could Be Coming to the iPhone

Apple may be planning its first serious departure from its usual iPhone design with a new device planned for 2017, according to a note obtained by AppleInsider from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The device’s launch is far off, but Kuo is worth heeding, given his strong track record in previous predictions using what appears to…

Rumor: A Samsung Galaxy S7 Retina Scanner

Rumor: A Samsung Galaxy S7 Retina Scanner

Samsung is preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone in March and it’s going to feature a pressure-sensitive touchscreen and a high-speed charger, according to new reports. The device is expected to be the next in Samsung’s Galaxy line – the Galaxy S7. Like the Galaxy S6, it’s going to launch along with a second…

Huawei Nexus to Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

Huawei Nexus to Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

New leaks have emerged about the next Nexus smartphone. Coming from a fairly reliable industry source, the leaks suggest that the Huawei Nexus will feature a fingerprint sensor, a 5.7″ QHD screen, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. While none of these details have officially been confirmed, the suggestion that the device will feature a fingerprint…

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

TouchID may soon appear on more Apple laptops and mouses, if “a sketchy rumor” is to be believed. Reporting on gossip from Apple.club.tw, MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol notes that while the site has provided reliable inside information in the past, there are reasons to be skeptical in this case. According to Apple.club.tw’s sources, the fingerprint-scanning TouchID system…