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Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Patent Application Suggests Touch ID Could Soon Unlock a Mac

Apple has filed a patent application for a system that would allow a MacBook or iMac to be unlocked via a synced iPhone’s Touch ID system. As the patent application details, when a user scans her finger on an iPhone’s Touch ID device to unlock it, a signal would be sent from that iPhone to an authorized…

Is Touch ID Coming to MacBook?

Is Touch ID Coming to MacBook?

Apple has been granted approval for a new US patent that appears to be aimed at bringing Touch ID to the MacBook. As described by Patently Apple, the patent appears to be an expansion of a previous patent approved this past summer. Touch ID is, of course, Apple’s pioneering fingerprint sensor system, which the company…

Touch ID on a Macbook? New Patent Suggests So

Touch ID on a Macbook? New Patent Suggests So

Apple has received approval for a US patent for a fingerprint sensor system embedded on a laptop or PC. Originally filed back in 2007, the patent essentially paves the way for Apple’s Touch ID system to come to its Mac PCs and Macbook laptops. Touch ID is, of course, the user authentication system now standard…