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Job posting suggests Apple trying to bulk up fingerprint scanning tech for future iPhones

Published Apr 8th, 2013 4:32PM EDT
Apple Fingerprint Scanning

We still have no idea whether Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone will have fingerprint-scanning technology but it’s a good bet that the company is at least working to put fingerprint scanners on some future devices. AppleInsider has spotted a new job posting showing that the company is looking for a new software engineer for its “Melbourne Design Center” in Florida that just happens to be in the same location as AuthenTec, the mobile security firm that Apple acquired last summer. Since AuthenTec has a strong background in fingerprint scanning technology and since AppleInsider notes that the new engineer will “write low-level control firmware for ‘sensor ICs,'” it’s probably fair to assume that some sort of mobile scanning technology is in the works.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.