Cat unlocks iPhone 5S with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor!


When Apple unveiled its fingerprint scanner equipped iPhone 5S last week, as expected it went at length to discuss how its implementation called Touch ID is the best that anyone has ever seen on a consumer device. The initial reviews agreed with Apple with most reviewers saying Touch ID worked almost flawlessly for them. TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington, however wasn’t satisfied with unlocking the iPhone 5S with his thumb. So he decided to register the paw of his colleague’s cat and it worked!

Though not as accurate as his thumb he was successfully able to unlock the iPhone 5S by placing the cat’s paw in a precise way to get it to work. Just for the record, Etherington also successfully registered different parts of his body with Touch ID and the system remain accurate, not letting him substitute one limb for another.

A blink-and-you-miss-it video of the cat unlocking the iPhone 5S follows.

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