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Show Of Hands July 18th, 2013 2:40pm

Apple is rumored to be including a finger-print scanner in its next iPhone. Would you rather unlock your phone using your finger print or a password?

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lmr1223 Alabama
07/24/13 6:45 pm

Too many of my friends know my password, so print would be way more secure. It would also deter theft of iPhones.

TroubleInHeels Utah
07/24/13 8:14 am

I can't forget my finger. I always forget my passwords

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/22/13 10:06 pm

Yay! No more wondering what my password "version" is for this thing and that.

juiceman1601 Alton Il.
07/22/13 5:33 pm

This tech already exists and has for some time. Why are we still waiting???

07/20/13 9:12 pm

Print with a longer Password for a back-up. It opens up many possibilities for other securities as well, but also very dangerous consequences if it could hacked for identity theft.

07/19/13 1:03 pm

Password so that my family could use it without bothering me.... Not that I mind being bothered... But there are sometimes

07/19/13 11:41 am

1. Fingerprinting would be too easy to screw up, making it unaccessable
2. If I needed a friend to unlock it... Then what?

07/19/13 1:03 pm

They could cut off your finger!!! Problem solved ;)

pcox104 Florida
07/19/13 10:03 am

It's cool, but ID theft might rise the more biometrics are used.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/22/13 10:05 pm

Ummm... Biometrics more prone to theft than a 8-letter word??? I suppose that's why govts are forgoing biometrics in passports for three-number IDs again, eh?

07/19/13 9:07 am

That is the silliest rumor that I have ever heard.

erika348 Texas
07/19/13 7:25 am

I don't want my fingerprints stored in some companies database to either hacked by either criminals or the government. Wait, is that the same thing? Hahaha

lazel fandom rehab
07/19/13 6:02 am

Password! What if I need someone to get into my phone for me and my hands are full?

07/19/13 5:45 am

I'm really surprised that so many people want their fingerprints stored on their phone, but think Google Glasses would store too much personal information.

07/19/13 3:22 am

Combo of them would be great.

dontberude San Diego, CA
07/18/13 9:17 pm

How many times has your friend had your phone and needed to get in? They ask "what's your code?" And if you're like me you just tell them. That's be obnoxious if I had to give then my finger to use.

07/18/13 9:04 pm

This is good as long as you can have the option of using a passcode too in case of issues with the print-scanner.

07/18/13 8:42 pm

Couldn't a thief copy your finger print on the phone?

Leahlene ohio
07/18/13 8:20 pm

I wouldn't trust it to work accurately every time. Plus sometimes it is easier to have my friends get into my phone if I am in the middle of something

arste New York
07/18/13 7:32 pm

What if something happens to your fingers? Are you locked out of your iPhone for eternity?

MoonFireDancer New Jersey
07/18/13 7:12 pm

I've tried some finger-print scanner things, I screw it up to many times to have it on my phone.

listgarten SF Bay Area
07/18/13 6:41 pm

The fingerprint scanner sounds way too unstable... Passwords are easier... But if they so have it I might try it out :)

jakejanse Texas
07/18/13 6:03 pm

But...I want to have the option of being able to do the password in case it doesn't work for whatever reason.

07/18/13 5:58 pm

Why don't they put their research into catching up with droids in terms of hardware and customizability? Apple is lagging behind because they prefer to be flashy vs efficient. My phone costs less and is faster, bigger screen, and has a better network connection.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/18/13 5:50 pm

Password. But I keep mine unlocked anyway c

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
07/18/13 5:31 pm

Something about using fingerprints brings to mind images from movies where a finger/hand or whatever is cutoff to gain access to a protected room.

mitch6305 North Carolina
07/18/13 5:15 pm

it would be cool accept for the fact that the prints could end up in the wrong hands, I.e. government or criminals. with 3d printers it would only be a matter of time before your prints end up at a crime scene.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/18/13 5:50 pm

Wow. Didn't even think about that.

bnnt Los Angeles
07/18/13 5:14 pm

What about an eye scanner as well? When is that coming out.

sgkitty new york
07/18/13 5:11 pm

I said print, but I would make it a lot harder to let others use it, and I do hand it off to family and friends a lot.

nadelg Springfield, VA
07/18/13 5:08 pm

I have a passcode to protect the information about myself and my friends that is in my phone. I feel like anyone with a fingerprint scanner is hiding something...

07/18/13 4:42 pm

Password. Too many kitchen and craft accidents. Hahaha.

Jacob2015 Garden City, KS
07/18/13 4:12 pm

There is to many disadvantages to using a finger print.

07/18/13 5:39 pm

Biometrics is the only answer. security is lackluster at best right now and I am not talking about just phones

Jacob2015 Garden City, KS
07/19/13 10:07 pm

If you want some one to use it and
Our busy, you look it and your calling it and some one finds it some where else they can answer cause you have it locked, I have my gf reads my messages to me while I drive I would hate to have to keep unlocking it.

kermie gaytopia
07/19/13 10:17 pm

I have never asked someone else to check my phone. If I'm busy it's because, well, I'm busy. A text can wait.

07/18/13 3:43 pm

I don't want my fingerprint to be stored anywhere frivolously. iPhone falls in that category.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/18/13 3:38 pm

I have to use my fingerprint at work too..
the future is now...

Jungle in the dog house
07/18/13 3:22 pm

That works for me.

07/18/13 7:02 pm

It WAS awesome 2 years ago when Android started doing it...

Destroyer Instillation 04
07/18/13 2:17 pm

Fingerprint would be good. But have the password as a backup.

07/18/13 4:23 pm

Yeah, if it didn't work you could never unlock your phone.

07/18/13 2:15 pm

What if you get a paper cut or something like that? Are you locked out of your phone? Some fingerprint technology isn't that great.

Ernest Make it so
07/18/13 2:14 pm

Although a fingerprint scanner is a neat idea... What happens when apple stores your data in PRISM or someone hacks your phone and gets access to your prints???

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/18/13 3:47 pm

You don't think they've already got it? Many states take thumb print for Driver's License.

Ernest Make it so
07/18/13 3:52 pm

You do have a point, but with Internet security being what it is, anyone can get it...

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/18/13 4:03 pm

That is true as well. We're scroomed. (Screwed & doomed)

corino Utah
07/18/13 2:03 pm

Anybody see the myth busters episode were they spoof a high end fingerprint scanner with a photocopy?

deathvalley Chicago native
07/18/13 1:20 pm

So what happens in case of an emergency and someone needs to use your phone to call family or friends?

Steve6453 Michigan
07/18/13 1:43 pm

Use their hand while theyre out unconsious or whatever... Unless the accident involves losing fingers, then youre stuck ????

Diknak Ohio
07/18/13 1:43 pm

Most likely there would also be a password entry like with androids face unlock.

kermie gaytopia
07/18/13 4:52 pm

Same thing that happens now. You can make an emergency phone call without unlocking.

corino Utah
07/19/13 9:51 am

My emergency number is in my lock screen and they can use their own phone.

deathvalley Chicago native
07/19/13 11:50 am

Kermie that emergency call is nothing other than 911!
That's not what I'm talking about

kermie gaytopia
07/19/13 12:28 pm

No, you can call any number you want even if it's locked.

rcgrant south carolina
07/18/13 1:03 pm

print for sure. Even I would have a hard time forgetting my finger

MissN The Experiment
07/18/13 12:38 pm

Fingerprint - no memorizing or secrecy required. Was looking for an app that does that from the very beginning.

freeflight Wyoming
07/18/13 12:34 pm

I ask friends to check my phone way too often for the fingerprint thing to work.

paidert1 Columbus, Ohio
07/18/13 12:21 pm

I'm good with the password. As long as the biometrics work, it will probably be fine. I've found the fingerprint devices to be less than optimal in the past.

EarlyBird Portland
07/18/13 12:02 pm

I don't care for the idea. Password is fine with me.