DO MORE WITH A TOUCH

Qatar Today - - DEVELOPMENT -

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.

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