Apple is planning an update to iOS to improve iPhone 5S Touch ID


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Apple is preparing to release an update to iOS, which improves the reliability of the  iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor, reports AppleInsider. New firmware , developed in conjunction with specialists from AuthenTec, will be released soon .

In December, we wrote about the fact that the owners of iPhone 5s complain about the work the fingerprint scanner built into the main button of a smartphone. Some users have noticed that , over time, the sensor Touch ID impaired ability to read the fingerprint data of the device owner . Moreover, after the removal of the iPhone profile print and re- scan recognition quality returns to its previous level .

Probably , it is a software bug . It is assumed that in using the Touch ID system ” learns” to improve the quality of recognition . However, the mechanism set up so that instead of increasing the accuracy of recognition , on the contrary spoils system ” snapshot ” of your finger.

After lauching the iPhone 5s last fall, Apple has continued to work with the team over the AuthenTec software mechanism responsible for the fingerprint . According to our information regarding the update will be released soon. Information about whether the update in Touch ID be part of the firmware iOS 7.1, scheduled for release mid-March , and will be release update unavailable.” .

Touch ID biometric sensor  has become one of the main functions of the iPhone 5s smartphone. Scanner , built- in button Home, with a thickness of 170 microns ( twice as thick as a human hair) analyzes subepidermal layers of the skin and provides images with resolution – 500 ppi. Phone owner can teach Touch ID to identify a few fingers , the touch sensor can be whatever you like – the orientation of the finger does not matter. In November last year, Apple received a patent for the iPhone 5s Touch ID.

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