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    Default Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    How excited are you about IPhone5S with supposed finger print sensor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supratik View Post
    How excited are you about IPhone5S with supposed finger print sensor?
    Welcome to iMore. As for your question, I'm excited that a new iPhone will be introduce very soon and I'm even more excited that iOS 7 will soon to available for it and for our current iPhone models. I'm not particularly excited about the 5S because I have no intention of upgrading to it from my iPhone 5, and the possible fingerprint scanner feature is meh to me. Anyway, thanks for the post and again, welcome to iMore.
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    Default re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Thread moved to the iPhone 5s forum for better exposure.

    I am not very excited as I don't see this as something that I would use. However, I can see how others would like the added security that this feature would bring.
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    Not very. Too gimmicky for Apple (at this point) and I don't believe we'll see it on the 5S.
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    I'm not for two reasons. The first being that I don't see myself using it. The second being I have a fear this will be the 'differentiating' feature distinguishing the 5S from a now year old device. If true, I can't help but be quite disappointed.
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    Default re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Not enough that is going to make me buy it
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    Default re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    I'm not excited about the finger print scanner, it's not something I think I'd use. I am looking forward to a new iPhone as I might upgrade. I'm more excited for iOS 7.
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    Default re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    I'm not for two reasons. The first being that I don't see myself using it. The second being I have a fear this will be the 'differentiating' feature distinguishing the 5S from a now year old device. If true, I can't help but be quite disappointed.
    Some people think that the S stands for Scanner so you very well could be right about this.
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    Not really up for the fingerprint scanner ... but hopefully there are other features which are more exciting.
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    Default re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Some people think that the S stands for Scanner so you very well could be right about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    S for Security.
    True, I got that wrong. http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/09...-for-security/ Only Apple knows for sure though. I read some where that the S was for Steve too, but that one seems more unlikely.
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    not at all. just something else to go wrong
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    I'm not too excited about this device itself. I'm more excited about iOS 7 being publicly released.
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Sounds cool, but not a big deal to me. I just want iOS 7.
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    I'm more curious about it than excited. I'm interested to see how well it will work and how fast it will work. If it isn't any faster than unlocking with a pin then I probably won't use it. I would actually rather have the home button act as a notification light, similar to what one of the LG phones has. I think there is one that has a ring around the home button that lights up for notifications. That would have gotten me more excited than a fingerprint scanner in all honesty.
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Can't wait to see the first thread that someone posted about finding a way around the fingerprint scan, cause they are locked out of their phone. Smh. Not excited at all
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    The Atrix had a fingerprint scanner unlock and I really loved t. It wasn't exactly problem free, every so often I had to make it "re learn". So yes it will be neat and hopefully will work flawlessly on the 5s
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    Sounds like a cool feature but I am more interested in iOS 7.


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    Had a fingerprint scanner on an old hp laptop and a moto atrix phone, both were garbage and took many scans to actually work.. Not worth the hassle in my opinion. Just a sales gimmick that just isn't really worth having.
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    A finger print sensor really doesn't interest me. At all.
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    No interest in a fingerprint sensor whatsoever. I want my wife to be able to answer my phone if I'm driving or otherwise unable to answer it.
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

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    Sounds like a cool feature but I am more interested in iOS 7.


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    I agree, it sounds good, but really don't have a need for it, more interested in ios7
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Sounds interesting as long as it is implemented right. The only way I could see them integrating a scanner would be built into the home button. Don't think they would add another hardware element to the phone but we only have to wait 27 more days to find out!
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    To me, it's something that could have issues and fail over some time....
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    Default Re: Are you excited about the supposed finger print sensor

    Can't say I'm interested. I value how fast I can get something done from when I pull my iphone out of my pocket. If this takes more than a few seconds, then it's useless. A couple of failed attempts? I'll just consider it garbage and leave it turned off.

    I use the home button a lot as it is and share John's concern especially in hoping it doesn't create more problems for what we use it for now.
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