Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products


The next big Apple feature could be a 2D fingerprint scanner. Back in July, Apple licensed technology from AuthenTec to commercialize 2D fingerprint sensors for use in or with Apple products, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made Wednesday. Apple has already said it has agreed to buy the security technology provider for $356 million, though the deal still needs shareholder approval. Apple has a history of acquiring companies for their unique technology. Siri, for instance, was acquired and not developed internally. Read the full story at CNET.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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