by Joe White
September 22, 2013
One of the best new features to appear with the iPhone 5s is Touch ID: a fingerprint sensor that allows users to unlock their smartphone, to complete purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, and to sign-in to services such as Find My Friends quickly and easily (and which can read a whole lot more than just a fingerprint). In a new video, we go hands-on - or rather, finger-on - with Touch ID, and demonstrate how iPhone 5s owners can set up and use the impressive feature. This video comes following our side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, which we published earlier today. Here's the video, see what you think:
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.As a reminder, Touch ID reads the "living" layer of skin underneath the dead outer layer to provide an accurate reading of one's fingerprint. So far, reports from iPhone 5s users have been positive: it seems that Touch ID is indeed an accurate fingerprint sensor that works as advertised. Check out our video, or for more of our recent news, see: Here's A Close-Up Look At Design Differences Between The iPhone 5s And iPhone 5, Apple's Touch ID Can Be Used With "Other" Body Parts, Too, and Quirky iOS 7 Glitch Causes Apps To Do The Wiggle.