The next big Apple feature could be a 2D fingerprint scanner. Back in July, Apple licensed technology from AuthenTec to commercialize 2D fingerprint sensors for use in or with Apple products, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made Wednesday. Apple has already said it has agreed to buy the security technology provider for $356 million, though the deal still needs shareholder approval. Apple has a history of acquiring companies for their unique technology. Siri, for instance, was acquired and not developed internally. Read the full story at CNET.
Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).