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Apple's 64-bit A7 chip is providing huge performance gains for iPhone 5s apps, according to a number of iOS app developers.
The Chaos Computer Club hacker group claims it has already bypassed Apple's new Touch ID capacitive sensor just days after the security feature reached retail via the computing giant's new iPhone 5s.
Perhaps the biggest surprise from Apple's recent iPhone 5s launch event was the introduction of the device's A7 processor, which essentially enables smartphones to deliver 64-bit computing for the first time.
The fingerprint reader combined with the Touch ID architecture on the new Apple iPhone 5S could help enterprises with BYOD security.
Apple took the wraps off its new iPhone 5S Tuesday, and as rumored, the latest edition of the iconic smartphone touts Touch ID, a capacitive sensor embedded in the home button that unlocks the device by scanning the user's fingerprint. Touch ID, which boasts 500 ppi resolution and scans in 360 degrees, will enable users to log in more quickly than conventional passcodes, Apple explained.
Apple announced its new iPhone 5S will include a motion sensor that will allow the phone to track users' movements. The company's M7 motion coprocessor will continuously measure motion data using the phone's accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, the company said, and information from the sensor will be available to third-party application developers via the new CoreMotion API (application programming interface).
Oddsmakers and insiders say Apple will introduce two new iPhones--the high-end 5S and the mid-range 5C--during a much-anticipated media event scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT today. Click here later today for Fierce's complete coverage of the Apple event.
Apple's new iPhone 5S will introduce biometric fingerprint security scanning features, sources familiar with the company's plans told The Wall Street Journal.
The rumored inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone should accelerate the use of biometrics to secure mobile payments, judges Jean-Noel Georges, global program director for ICT in financial services at Frost & Sullivan.