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Apple has a fix for iPhones bricked by Error 53

Over the last few months, iPhone users have found their devices bricked by Error 53, which is an error when an iPhone is taken in for a third-party repair and Touch ID is not re-authorized. This month, Apple officially acknowledged the bug and has now offered a fix to those …

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iPhone users hit with ‘Error 53’ Touch ID glitch

It looks like getting your iPhone 6 fixed by a cheaper, unauthorised technician could cause you some future problems as this week, some iPhone users  have had a frustrating time thanks to a mysterious glitch known as ‘Error 53’. This error is down to Touch ID and is triggered by …

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iPhone 6C rumours resurface

Apple’s iPhone 5C didn’t do too well, media speculation and ‘leaks’ prior to its announcement all pointed towards it being a cheaper, plastic iPhone. Unfortunately, instead what we got was a fairly expensive plastic iPhone, at least that is how it was at launch. Things have settled down since then …

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Future Apple TV remote may have Touch ID

It looks like Apple is looking to expand its Touch ID fingerprint sensor in to other products as a recently filed patent from the company suggests that future Apple TV remotes will come with the technology built-in. This would add an extra layer of security when setting up TV service …

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Apple may have mistakenly outed the iPhone 6C early

It looks like someone over at Apple may have messed up a bit. The company recently launched a new lightning dock for the iPhone 6 and 6Plus but in the gallery of pictures, someone accidentally left in an unannounced, plastic-backed iPhone with  a Touch ID home button. Right now the …

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Qualcomm developing a fingerprint sensor to rival Touch ID

Qualcomm is looking to take on Apple’s Touch ID with its own biometric fingerprint sensor, which should end up being more technically advanced than Apple’s solution along with Samsung’s new sensor found in the Galaxy S6 flagship. Qualcomm has announced its new fingerprint reader, which uses ultrasonic waves to verify …

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More rumors suggest that Touch ID could come to Macbooks

This week we have new rumors pointing towards the future of Touch ID and Apple’s Macbook line. According to evidence from Apple Supply Chain sources, Touch ID functionality could be coming to this year’s round of Macbooks, extending the technology beyond the iPhones and iPads. An unofficial Apple blog site based …

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iPhones 6S to use improved Touch ID sensor

Apple’s next iPhone, presumably to be called the iPhone 6S, will launch later this year featuring a much improved version of the Touch ID sensor, which originally made its debut on the iPhone 5S just under two years ago. Apple has a history of following up major design shifts with …

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Here is why the Nexus 6 doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor

Apparently it is Apple’s fault that Motorola didn’t include a fingerprint sensor on the Google Nexus 6 smartphone, according to new reports. Former Motorola CEO, Dennis Woodside, confessed that the Nexus 6 was originally supposed to include a fingerprint sensor. Motorola was originally working on fingerprint sensor technology as far …

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The ViewSonic V55 smartphone may launch with an Iris scanner

The ViewSonic V55 smartphone is currently penciled in for an early 2015 release and could very well be the first consumer smartphone in the world to launch with iris scanning technology implemented. Bio-metrics began sneaking on to smartphones and other devices last year with fingerprint scanners but now it looks …

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New Apple Patent shows Touch ID upgrade

Patent applications often reveal future or potential company plans some time before announcement. Today, a new Apple patent is showing off a rather big Touch ID sensor upgrade, which likely won’t be officially announced until next September alongside the new iPhones. Originally found by AppleInsider, patent application 13/918221 shows off …

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