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Apple iPhone 5s Brings Fingerprint Sensors to the Masses

by Ken Hyers | 10月 10, 2013

Strategy Analytics' Wireless Device Strategies service recently published a new report on the introduction of fingerprint reader technology with the Apple iPhone 5s. The integration of a fingerprint-sensor into Apple’s new iPhone 5s model -- for security and safety reasons -- has instantly created a new wave of growth in the mobile industry. We expect worldwide volumes of fingerprint phones to expand more than tenfold over the next half-decade. However, fingerprint-sensors have been built into handsets in the past and demand quickly fizzled out. What is different this time? This report examines the role of fingerprint readers for mobile devices and how this technology is reemerging.

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