Watch A Cat Unlock The iPhone 5s Using The Fingerprint Sensor [video]

It turns out that Apple’s new Touch ID Fingerprint Identity Sensor on the iPhone 5S is not restricted to human users


It turns out that Apple’s new Touch ID Fingerprint Identity Sensor on the iPhone 5S is not restricted to human users, and TC proves it by using a furry friend to unlock the iPhone.

[…] Apple’s new fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s isn’t restricted to human users. After commandeering a cat, I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too. […]

To clarify, this isn’t a ‘hack’ of Apple Touch ID tech, like the kind a group of individuals is trying to crowdfund via the covered earlier this morning by ZDNet. But it is a broadening of the definition of what counts as a “fingerprint” by the iPhone 5s scanner’s standards, so if you think your pet needs access to your accounts, feel free to register them as one of your five stored Touch ID profiles.