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February 05, 2013


Yes, Apple has biometric patents covering fingerprints. However, although Apple lists a single reference to "Finger Identification" in their "other references" list on this patent, the invention is focused on Solar Cells integrated into the touch display. Can Apple combine both technologies? Theoretically, perhaps. But it's not covered in today's granted patent, Ken. Nice thought though.

This could have other more exciting implications. Couldn't it? It wasn't long ago that apple purchased authentic. If the optical sensing cycle can also be used to scan your finger tips, then we have a recipe for a sci-fi caliber,breakthrough technology. Some might call it revolutionary.

So am I understanding this right? Can this optical sensing cycle scan finger tips? Maybe?

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