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?
That sounds so cool
Too many of my friends know my password, so print would be way more secure. It would also deter theft of iPhones.
I can't forget my finger. I always forget my passwords
Yay! No more wondering what my password "version" is for this thing and that.
This tech already exists and has for some time. Why are we still waiting???
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.
Password so that my family could use it without bothering me.... Not that I mind being bothered... But there are sometimes
1. Fingerprinting would be too easy to screw up, making it unaccessable
2. If I needed a friend to unlock it... Then what?
They could cut off your finger!!! Problem solved ;)
It's cool, but ID theft might rise the more biometrics are used.
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?
That is the silliest rumor that I have ever heard.
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
Geez, I meant "company's"
Password! What if I need someone to get into my phone for me and my hands are full?
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.
Combo of them would be great.
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.
This is good as long as you can have the option of using a passcode too in case of issues with the print-scanner.
Couldn't a thief copy your finger print on the phone?
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
What if something happens to your fingers? Are you locked out of your iPhone for eternity?
I've tried some finger-print scanner things, I screw it up to many times to have it on my phone.
The fingerprint scanner sounds way too unstable... Passwords are easier... But if they so have it I might try it out :)
Password, by far.
But...I want to have the option of being able to do the password in case it doesn't work for whatever reason.
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.
Password. But I keep mine unlocked anyway c
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.
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.
Wow. Didn't even think about that.
What about an eye scanner as well? When is that coming out.
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.
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...
Password. Too many kitchen and craft accidents. Hahaha.
There is to many disadvantages to using a finger print.
Biometrics is the only answer. security is lackluster at best right now and I am not talking about just phones
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.
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.
I don't want my fingerprint to be stored anywhere frivolously. iPhone falls in that category.
I have to use my fingerprint at work too..
the future is now...
That works for me.
How awesome would that be??
It WAS awesome 2 years ago when Android started doing it...
Fingerprint would be good. But have the password as a backup.
Yeah, if it didn't work you could never unlock your phone.
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.
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???
You don't think they've already got it? Many states take thumb print for Driver's License.
You do have a point, but with Internet security being what it is, anyone can get it...
That is true as well. We're scroomed. (Screwed & doomed)
Anybody see the myth busters episode were they spoof a high end fingerprint scanner with a photocopy?
So what happens in case of an emergency and someone needs to use your phone to call family or friends?
Use their hand while theyre out unconsious or whatever... Unless the accident involves losing fingers, then youre stuck ????
Most likely there would also be a password entry like with androids face unlock.
Supposed to be a slant face
Same thing that happens now. You can make an emergency phone call without unlocking.
My emergency number is in my lock screen and they can use their own phone.
Kermie that emergency call is nothing other than 911!
That's not what I'm talking about
No, you can call any number you want even if it's locked.
print for sure. Even I would have a hard time forgetting my finger
Fingerprint - no memorizing or secrecy required. Was looking for an app that does that from the very beginning.
I ask friends to check my phone way too often for the fingerprint thing to work.
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.
I don't care for the idea. Password is fine with me.
THE FUTURE!!! :D