« IDC Report Marks iOS Stuck in Second Place for Years to Come | Main | Apple Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit over a Famed Security Patent »

September 04, 2013

Comments

I made comment on that below, but since you missed it, I'll repeat it.

Typically, Android OEMs dump technology into a device without much thought just to add a "new" feature. Without matching software to give a component feature some purpose, what is it good for?

Apple has been working on a real iWallet, and working with the credit card companies and banks, the fingerprint scanner is a way to secure ID. Of course the Samsung wallet didn't have that, so you don't get that use of a fingerprint scanner.

Apple may or may not introduce the iWallet next week, but having it integrated now will ensure that iPhone users starting with the iPhone 5S will be able to take advantage of the iWallet security feature in the future.

Yet considering that ISIS and other groups will kick start e-Commerce using NFC and Apple technology this fall, Apple may very well surprise us with that new application.

The fact that you, an Androider, don't get why Apple will use a fingerprint scanner is really funny.

Why would i want a finger print scanner? does that make my phone faster. run smoother.does it make my 4g any faster does i make my pics look richer? NO. Really there must be something other than a finger scanner thats going to change up things which I had a android moto with a finger scanner and I never used it I think only old people want something like that to give them a sence of extra security.

Martin, what company preannounces features? None. But they play the game by planting stories in their respective communities. Look at the many elaborate headlines found in a Google search below:

https://www.google.ca/#q=etnews%2C+Samsung+fingerprint+scanner+

There were dozens of reports from top Android sites for months. So yes, this makes it a "new feature that was highly anticipated." Did I say Samsung made a statement? No.

Highly anticipated ? By who ?

Also, I didn't saw any statment by Samsung that they will to add finger scenner to Note. So why they fail?

Hate speech? Are you that thin skinned?

As an Apple site I covered the Samsung event fairly. I pointed to Pranav Mistry respectfully and believe he can bring some real zip to Samsung. I covered two of Samsung patents respectfully.

Taking a dig at Samsung for being a copier is justified in my view. They were found guilty of patent infringement and they copy Apple as much as they can. Are you kidding me?

But you missed the point, like most Androiders. Your own Android press built up the fingerprint scanner as one that was going debut ahead of Apple. It didn't pan out. So whine all you want.

As for the feature being silly. It's only been silly because, like all Android OEM's, they add features like NFC and Fingerprint scanners without meaningful software to support it. That makes Android OEMs thoughtless. So don't blame the technology. They're blindly throwing anything at the market without a cohesive vision. That's what's silly.

Why the hate speech?

Fingerprint readers exist in phones for a really long time and it's mostly a silly feature. And Samsung is the one moving the innovation needle 0.1%... Really?

What's up with Samsung? They need to get with the program. People have been waiting for a fingerprint scanner for a long time.

We love our android phones but they forgot the people. Maybe we need to buy an iPhone to remind them that we're the ones that helped them make billions. Sergio/NYC.9/4/2013

The comments to this entry are closed.

Follow PatentlyApple on Twitter