Some months ago, the press reported that AuthenTec was acquired by Apple. In the last few weeks,rumors on a fingerprint sensor embedded in the next iPhone generation have been increasing in the media. What would the fingerprint sensor be used for? Why do we need one on the iPhone or iPad? To make payments? I don’t think so.
The article presents an excellent overview of current (and near-future) fingerprinting technologies, as well as just how useful they might be in a future iPhone or iPad. Definitely worth a read, particularly as rumors that Apple will be included a fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S continue to be repeated.