First Magazine Advertisement for iPhone 5s Appears, Highlights Touch ID Sensor
Apple has started a new print advertising campaign for the iPhone 5s. The first spot, running on the back of this week's issue of The New Yorker, showcases the Touch ID-equipped home button of the new gold iPhone 5s.
Your finger is the password.
Touch ID was created not only to protect all the important and personal information on your phone, but to be so easy to use, you'll actually use it. Its state-of-the-art technology learns your unique fingerprint, so you can unlock your phone or even authorize purchases with just a simple touch.
Touch ID. Only on iPhone 5s.
The spot in our image includes T-Mobile branding, but Apple's iPhone TV ads have traditionally rotated branding between all the carriers that carry the iPhone, likely as part of a co-marketing agreement.
Apple has been heavily advertising the iPhone 5c on television in recent weeks, but we have seen relatively little about the 5s, likely because of tight supplies. The print ads mention 'limited availability' of the iPhone 5s in fine print.
Update: Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated are running the same ad but with Sprint co-branding, while Rolling Stone is running it with Verizon co-branding and TIME is running it with AT&T co-branding.
Top Rated Comments
Cloning a fingerprint to work on a fingerprint scanner isn't 'hacking'. Learning somebody's password and using that to login to their computer isn't 'hacking'.
Exploiting a bug in Apple's system to have the TouchID unlock when you whistle a certain tune to it: that's closer.
Then submit it as a tip next time! :)
There will be no privacy concern. TouchID is handled OS-level, not app-level. The app won't be able to get that information because it's OS-level.
The only reason I believe we're having this argument about this is because touch sensors haven't really been used in the general public, with such integration. Look at it from the bigger picture and you'll see that cloning a fingerprint is not hacking. There's really no difference between that and learning somebody's password -- both are a code that will need to be entered identically.
Well it does seem to say "Limited Availability" in the left corner :p