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iOS 7 beta 4 includes references to biometrics, fingerprint scanner

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jul 2013 8:11 User comments (2)

iOS 7 beta 4 includes references to biometrics, fingerprint scanner According to multiple reports, the new iOS 7 beta 4 operating system has references to biometrics in its code, suggesting the upcoming iPhone could include the long-rumored fingerprint scanner.
In the code, there is a new folder called "BiometricKitUI."

Here is an example of the text:

bplist00'_"enroll.tutor.image.label.left.hand_fingerprint.image_#enroll.tutor.image.label.right.hand_fingerprint.status_

hPhoto of a person holding an iPhone with their left hand while touching the Home button with their thumb_;

A fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process._

iPhoto of a person holding an iPhone with their right hand while touching the Home button with their thumb_Recognition is


Sources claim the UI for the fingerprint scanning software is already completed, and from the start will mainly be used for unlocking the phone, not for a payment system as rumored.

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2 user comments

130.7.2013 16:38

Who cares!

Apple products are boring and meaningless. They purport EVERYTHING as their own (i.e. Siri, Shazam) innovation. Apple fanatics fall under 2 categories.......technoMORONS and arrogant pricks. As a network engineer, I don't care for either.

231.7.2013 17:20

Figure print scanners have been done poorly So far. Watch apple do it right and have the industry follow.


Hack a bit, invest a bit, work a bit, jerk a bit

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