A Cat Unlocks an iPhone 5s Using the Built-In Fingerprint Sensor

TechCrunch tested out the new fingerprint sensor in Apple’s recently announced iPhone 5s by registering a cat’s paw in Touch ID and using it to unlock the smartphone. It works!

The cat’s paw worked, and while it encountered more frequent failures than did a fingerprint, it was able to unlock the phone again repeatedly when positioned correctly on the sensor. Note that no other paw pads would unlock the device, and that cats essentially have unique “fingerprints” just like people, so this doesn’t make the Touch ID sensor any less secure.

video via TechCrunch

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