Apple plans wider implementation of Touch ID.
Rumor has it that Apple plans to use capacitive touch fingerprint sensor into the wider selection of their devices. The sensor is used to identify the user and grant the access to a device using your fingerprint. This technology has already been used in a handful of devices: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. The sensor if built in the home button and allows reading the data from your fingertips under almost any angle.
This technology is now making its way to portable computers, new MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. Moreover, the sensor is very likely to appear in new multi-touch Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.
But before you decide to break your porcelain piggy and count the money for the upcoming novelty to replace mundane password-entering with a sleek James Bond’s move, you will be happy to know the following. Apple is preparing a surprise for The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016, which takes place this June. The new feature will be introduced into OS X with one of the nearest updates. The feature will allow using your iPhone to unlock the less portable devices as MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros. May your Mac be not the latest model, but it will gain an ability to use you iPhone to read fingerprint data to confirm your identity, unlock the device, or make a secure payment.
The new software feature will be using Bluetooth LE technology, that is known for low energy consumption. The same technology is used to unlock Apple Watch. The update is expected to arrive in the fall. Few more things will migrate from iOS into OS X with the new update. Siri and Apple Pay also will be seen on your computers fairly soon.