With a few hours remaining before Apple finally unveils its new iPhone (or iPhones) in Cupertino, California, the Wall Street Journal has published a new report confirming what has been one of the most constantly rumored features of the new iPhone: a fingerprint scanner.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices. People familiar with the matter said last week that Apple will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
Of course, we all know by now how this fingerprint scanner will be used in the new iPhone. It will practically eliminate the need to use passwords if you don’t want other people have the luxury of using your iPhone. This technology was sort of put on hold and was not given attention by other mobile phone manufacturers. So, if Apple manages to come up with something ingenious (or at least clever) with its fingerprint scanner implementation, the company can once again claim it has revolutionized the mobile phone industry.
But of course, the fingerprint scanner is not the be-all and and-all of how great the new iPhone will be. Apple must also come with more impressive features to resurrect the waning glory of the iPhone. Want to find out if Apple will be successful? Tune in to our live blog of the Apple Event at 10:00am PDT this morning.