Apple patent application reveals more details of Touch ID for iPhone, iPad and beyond

“On October 17, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals more details behind Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint scanne,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Apple reveals that they added a method to the sensor that would allow it to scan a fingerprint at a much higher resolution than other sensors on the market without electrically shocking the finger,” Purcher reports. “Apple also notes that their Touch ID technology could eventually apply to an iPad, MacBook and beyond.”

Purcher reports, “Technically speaking, Apple’s patent relates to circuits that may be used to support fingerprint sensing, including boost circuits, such as inductive boost circuits.”

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  1. When Touch ID production ramps up enough for Apple to start looking for accessory options with it, I’d like to have a Touch ID pad connected to my iMac for routine authentication stuff.

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