Touch ID (aka fingerprint sensor) is without a doubt the most touted new feature of the iPhone 5s. How to set up and how it works? Check the video after the break.

On the other hand I'm sure that all of you iPhone 5s owners want to know how safe the new Touch ID technology is. Apple has explained that the fingerprint information is stored in an encrypted section of the iPhone 5s's A7 processor and is not stored on Apple servers, or backed up to iCloud.

But what if someone chops off your finger and want to unlock your stolen iPhone 5s? Have no fear. Sebastien Taveau, chief technology officer at Validity Sensors, for Mashable said:

“The [RF capacitive sensor] technology is built in a way that the [fingerprint] image has to be taken from a live finger. No one in biometrics wants to talk about cut fingers and dead bodies, but at the end of the day we are still asked to remove the fears of consumer and make sure that they understand that [a severed finger] will not work.”

Little bit morbid, but good to know.

Are you going to use Touch ID on your iPhone 5s?


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