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The TouchID fingerprint sensor plot thickens

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December

Remember just yesterday, when I was going on about what was being said about getting the fingerprint sensor working on your fancy new iPhone 5s (or five-esses)? It turns out there's more talk on the Interwebs today from blogger "Dr. Drang," described by 5by5 as "a consulting engineer well known amongst nerds on the Internet," and Daring Fireball's John Gruber. (Tip o' the hat to Boy Genius Report.)

Apparently some are saying they feel like TouchID works great when first set up, but the accuracy seems to fade over time. Setting it up again makes it work perfectly again for a while, but they say the accuracy still degrades as time passes. Other folks report seeing no such thing.

If you fall into the first category, stay tuned.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:24pm]

    

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