A feature both boring and horrifying

Here’s Anton Wahlman writing for The Street¬†with his reaction to the iPhone 5s:

Fingerprint sensor? You mean the same thing I got on my Dell laptop in 2007? And on the Motorola Atrix Android smartphone in January 2011?

It’s yesterday’s technology! So, naturally, we need to freak out about it.

Writing for CNet, Charlie Osborne says:

iPhone fingerprint scanner sparks privacy worries

Only Nixon can go to China and only Apple can release a product that is both old hat and controversially cutting edge.

The difference, of course, is that people will actually use the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s. So I am interested in discussion on how safe it is. This mostly just highlights how ridiculous Wahlman’s faux yawning is.