“With the September 10th, 2013 announcement of the iPhone 5s and the Touch ID fingerprint technology, Apple has moved the world quite a leap forward with security and a magical way to gain instant access to our iPhones,” Brian Roemmele, President at Multiplex Media Corporation, Founder and CEO at 1st American Card Service, writes for Quora. “This was a rather long journey for Apple that I know will bear fruit for the next 10 years.”

“In the torrent of the billions of words already written about Touch ID very, very few people have really understood just how revolutionary this really is,” Roemmele writes. “Apple not only has developed one of the most accurate mass produced biometric security devices, they have also solved critical problems with how the data from this device will be encrypted, stored and secured. Apple Calls this the Secure Enclave and it is a relatively new concept.”

“Apple has taken a very slow and methodical approach with the release of Touch ID. We can see that there was a tremendous amount of amazing work that has gone into this project. All of this convergence took over seven years of very hard work. It includes many patent applications, the acquisition of AuthenTec, the selection of the A7 processor and the integration of the TrustZone suite all baked together into what we now know as Touch ID,” Roemmele writes. “This has been a long journey that has only just been made public and I am rather certain that Steve Jobs would be quite proud.”

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MacDailyNews Take: And, yet, some idiots would have you believe that nothing but differently colored iPhone 5 units with an “s” tacked on them were unveiled last week. The myopia in some quarters is appalling.

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