Cat Unlocks iPhone 5S Using Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
Posted: September 19, 2013 by Alex Chan
It turns out the most hyped feature in Apple's brand new 5S is feline friendly. As TechCrunch's Darrell Etherington has recently discovered, the phone's fingerprint scanner that lets you unlock the device without a passcode, can be used by your cat as well.
Having tested the fingerprint scanner on a colleague's cat, Etherington claims that even though the fingerprint sensor wasn't as accurate with the cat's paw as it is with human fingers, it still worked. Meow!
But that's not all! He also tested the sensor on various parts of his arm, such as the heel of his palm and the inside of his forearm up around the wrist, and discovered that he could both register and successfully unlock with both skin regions.
Clearly, the iPhone 5s scanner's standards have a broader definition of what counts as a "fingerprint". Like it or not, you can still grant your pet an access to your accounts, by registering them as one of your five stored Touch ID profiles.
The proof of what we've said so far, is above!