Since releasing the news about their iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, there have been lots of yays and nays from people within the mobile phone industry and techies in the media. Whichever way you do look at these new products, they will forever change our lives both personally and in business. For example, many tweeters on Twitter have been commenting about how the new features will affect them. The biggest discussion is on the Fingerprint ID feature. WIRED states, “Apple’s Fingerprint IS May Mean You Can’t Take the Fifth.” the new feature they’re referring to is the biometric authentication process on the new iPhone. This new feature allows the iPhone user to unlock the phone when the phone scans the users fingerprint after pressing the home key.
WIRED also stated, “Because the constitutional protection of the Fifth Amendment, which guarantees that “no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,” may not apply when it comes to biometric-based fingerprints (things that reflect who we are) as opposed to memory-based passwords and PINs (things we need to know and remember).” They bring up an excellent point. Well done, WIRED!
Whast do you think of the new fingerprint status? Many believe this will be commonplace with personalized technologies in the near future. Within the next five years many devices within the home such as TV, stereo, dishwasher, refrigerator and others will be connected to our smartphones and smartwatches. It will be the future and many people already have a head start on them.
So, do you believe a fingerprint ID status is a good or bad idea for the new iPhone 5S? Let us know what you think.