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iPhone 5S fingerprint reader recognizes cat

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Hum    6,929

Everyone?s feline good about the new iPhone.

Tech-industry watchers who got advance copies of the iPhone 5s gave thumbs-up to its new fingerprint ID feature ? which allows users to unlock the phone just by touching a sensor.

But a techie Web site discovered that even a cat?s paw can do the trick.

Cats have fingerprints just like humans, TechCrunch said, and blogger Darrell Etherington found he could register the paw of a colleague?s cat on a 5s.

The cat was repeatedly able to unlock the phone using that paw, but not with the other paw, he said. A video of the cat?s deed went viral Thursday.

 



Meanwhile, human tech junkies camped out in front of the Apple Store in Midtown ? some saying they had slept in lawn chairs for weeks ? to score new iPhones on Friday.

Apple fans claimed it?s worth crashing in sleeping bags to be first to snag the new iPhone 5s, which comes in the color gold and features a new fingerprint security scanner.

?I?ve been out here 14 days. The Apple Store is open 24 hours, so I use the bathroom there .?.?. We love this whole experience,? said Joseph Cruz, 20, of Staten Island.

His cousin Brian Ceballo, 19, a musician living in Downtown Brooklyn, said the wait was great.

?I?ve never slept so good on the floor before,? Ceballo said.

?I?m not really giving up anything .?.?. I?d just be home doing my music,? he said.

Numbers eight and nine in line were German tourists, who said camping out is part of their New York adventure.

?I would never do this in Berlin ? that would be strange and crazy. But this is the city of the iPhone,? said Anna Prymak, 18.

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AJerman    762

Looks like Apple is trying to expand their market past humans! I'm gonna be the first to make a catnip app!

 

On a side note, 14 days? Isn't that just getting stupid now? I mean, overnight, that's one thing. That could even possibly be fun if you had some friends and were hanging out (though if you camp in front of an Apple store you probably don't have any friends :laugh:), but 14 days?!?! Get a life people!

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Hum    6,929

Just don't count on kitty being around to unlock your iPhone when you need it ! :cat:

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remixedcat    2,765

Poor cat

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TAZMINATOR    11,905

lol

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