After numerous rumors about Apple including a fingerprint sensor in iPhone 5s were published, we finally have the new iPhone with a biometric sensor that Apple calls Touch ID. The purchase of AuthenTec, a company that specialises in fingerprint lock technologymade this feature possible in the new iPhone.
Apple is known for integrating hardware and software features seamlessly and the newfingerprint scanner is probably one of the best examples out there right now. Fingerprint scanning has been used in many devices before however, the ease of use on the iPhone sets a new standard. Instead of swiping your finger over the sensor Apple has made it as intuitive as touching the home button by placing the sensor right below it, writes Ravin Mohindru over at touch reviews.net.