When Apple first introduced Apple TouchID with the iPhone 5S I thought, “pfff” just another finger print reader trying to be like Android and Lenovo laptops, but it’s actually quite amazing and does something other devices do but simply better. What is that? pass-thru integrated app authentication.
Apple takes your finger print to the next step and uses it to authentic access to your iPhone, the App Store and even opened the tech up to third party developers to integrate into their apps. To say it’s brilliant may over inflate some Apple employees egos so I will simply describe in the words of the late Steve jobs, “think different” and that Apple did and won big with its users. Let’s have a loud “pedicab!” for all Apple fanboys (and girls).
Now I challenge Apple to take this tech to the obvious next step and integrate it into the rest of their product line. Imagine simply pressing your thumb anywhere on your MacBook’s trackpad and authenticating your login or iTunes purchase or buying an app through the App Store or accessing protected applications; just like it’s done on your iPhone.
I know what you’re thinking, “Jim you should work at Apple.” Pff, maybe but right now I am happy doing what I am doing while while dreaming of writing short stories from a Costa Rica beach one-day.
So if you haven’t seen Touch ID yet, grab your friends iPhone 5S or 6, go to settings “Touch ID & Passcode” and add your fingerprint while they aren’t looking.