Apple could be bringing fingerprint- and iris-recognition to the next iPhone.
The iPad and iPhone maker ponies up $8 a share to acquire Authentec, which develops fingerprint sensors and identity management software for mobile devices.
AuthenTec, the security company Apple quietly scooped up last month, is now under scrutiny by shareholders.
Apple enters into a deal with AuthenTec, which it also plans to buy, to commercialize 2D fingerprint sensors for use in or with Apple products.
A future iPhone might be able to read your fingerprints through the screen.
CNET talks to Synaptics, a provider of fingerprint recognition technology, to see how the industry will counter Apple.
Code sniffer identifies code that suggests Apple plans to add fingerprint recognition to the home button.
analysis The Touch ID fingerprint scanner shows that Apple can still lead the way in establishing new mainstream features on computing devices.
Reports suggest that Apple may be working with Australian firm Microlatch to incorporate fingerprint technology into mobile payment systems.