Apple has been gearing up for its major event on October 22. People are anticipating the refreshed version of the iPad, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. As one of the leaders in notebook/laptop technology, many are on the lookout on what the tech giant plans on doing with their latest line of MacBook Pro. Some sources say it is possible to see the Touch ID on this batch. Is it possible?
Touch ID refers to a fingerprint sensor technology utilizing high-resolution camera to verify the identification of the user. It is also the same mechanism used to unlock the iPhone 5s. Users can simple tap or swipe their finger on the device instead of inputting a pass code.
Whereas there are still issues regarding the Touch ID sensor especially with its vulnerability to hacking, it remains as a convenient system. People do not have to type their pass code all the time. Likewise, it is also better than not having a pass code at all.
As Apple already introduced the technology to its phone, many sources say it is only a matter of time before Apple uses it on other product lines like iPad and iPad Mini. There are also those saying a MacBook Pro with Touch ID is possible.
The added Touch ID feature can help secure MacBook products. Many opt not to use pass codes on their Macs to speed up the booting process. It can take a while for Macs to jump right into function mode after sleeping. A Touch ID feature may help remove the inconvenience of typing passwords and waiting for longer rebooting.
The MacBook Pro line offers multiple user configurations unlike the iPad and the iPhone. It can be easier to manage these profiles if the Touch ID is used. There is no need to input as much user information. The device can stick to identifying the unique print or impression of the individual.
It can also be useful for Apple to permit users to utilize to fingerprint sensors to access online services like iCloud Keychain. The feature will soon be available in OS X Mavericks and possible upgrade of the iOS 7.
Fingerprint readers on the notebooks are not new anymore. However, it remains unreliable or ineffective on tested products. Apple can capitalize on the opportunity.
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