DO MORE WITH A TOUCH
A recent patent submitted by an Apple subsidiary company describes various ways that the Touch ID sensor on a smartphone could be used for more than user verification.
Aperson twisting his or her finger around in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion can manipulate a digital lock on the smartphone's screen. In another example, the patent demonstrated how a user drags a finger across the Touch ID sensor to complete a locking pattern on the iPhone itself. That would seemingly combine fingerprint verification with pattern identity.