Thanks To Touch ID, The Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner Market Is Booming



The iPhone 5s wasn’t the first smartphone to offer a fingerprint scanner, but it’s undoubtedly the most popular one to date. In fact, it’s so popular that Touch ID is now driving massive growth in the smartphone fingerprint scanner market, with sales of fingerprint scanning handsets expected to reach 525 million units in 2017.

Purported iPad 5 Gets Pictured With A Touch ID Sensor



Touch ID has received all kinds of praise since it made its debut on the iPhone 5s last month, so naturally, the question everyone’s asking is whether the new fingerprint-scanning technology will make its way to other iOS devices.

We’ve already seen evidence that suggests it will come to the second-generation iPad mini, and the blurry picture above seems to prove that Touch ID is also coming to the fifth-generation iPad, alongside its all-new design.

Introducing The World’s First Wearable And Programmable Sensing Computer [Deals]


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The Swiss Army knife is one of the best creations ever. You have so many tools at your disposal with it that it makes a lot of sense to have one handy. Now Cult of Mac Deals is offering you what could be considered a digital Swiss Army knife of sorts in the Sensordrone.

Sporting 11 sensors for your smartphone, the Sensordrone fits right on your key chain and has tons of applications that can be used anytime and anywhere. Whether you want to administer your own breathalyzer, check for gas leaks, or get incredibly local weather information, the Sensordrone has you covered. And you can get the Sensordrone for just $149 during this limited time offer.

Initial iPhone 5S Shipments May Be Reduced Due To Supply Constraints [Rumor]


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Apple may be forced to reduce its iPhone 5S orders for the fourth quarter of 2013 due to supply constraints affecting the handset’s rumored fingerprint sensor and LCD driver chips. Both components were expected to enter production in late June or early July, but that’s now been pushed back into late July, according to industry sources.