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Apple buys fingerprint security company AuthenTec

Apple could be bringing fingerprint- and iris-recognition to the next iPhone.

By Jul. 29, 2012


Apple bulks up mobile security with $356M AuthenTec buy

The iPad and iPhone maker ponies up $8 a share to acquire Authentec, which develops fingerprint sensors and identity management software for mobile devices.

By Jul. 27, 2012


AuthenTec's board under investigation after Apple buy

AuthenTec, the security company Apple quietly scooped up last month, is now under scrutiny by shareholders.

By Aug. 2, 2012


Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products

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.

By Aug. 16, 2012


iPhone 5S could read your fingerprint through the screen

A future iPhone might be able to read your fingerprints through the screen.

By Jul. 19, 2013


Beyond Touch ID: Where mobile fingerprint scanners are headed

CNET talks to Synaptics, a provider of fingerprint recognition technology, to see how the industry will counter Apple.

By Jan. 10, 2014


Biometric scanner code spotted in latest iOS 7 beta

Code sniffer identifies code that suggests Apple plans to add fingerprint recognition to the home button.

By Jul. 29, 2013


The iPhone 5S proves Apple hasn't lost its touch

analysis The Touch ID fingerprint scanner shows that Apple can still lead the way in establishing new mainstream features on computing devices.

By Sep. 18, 2013


Image of alleged iPhone 5S user guide notes 'Touch ID sensor'

Illustration shows handset buttons' physical locations, including that of a much-rumored fingerprint sensor.

By Sep. 10, 2013


Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner reportedly confirmed

The upcoming iPhone 5S may come with a different type of security than the regular four-digit passcode.

By Sep. 9, 2013