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Touch ID Won’t Work With Dead People

Browsing tech news today, I found a story about a crowdfunding effort aimed at rewarding the first person who will hack Apple’s Touch ID featured in the upcoming iPhone 5s. But the tastiest bit from this Venture Beat story on the new fingerprint reading Home button comes as a conclusion of the article:

Apple has also said that the Touch ID will require a live finger to function.

Indeed, it is good to know that no one will be tempted to chop off your fingers as they steal your phone.

However, you’ve got to wonder how this will work out in a freezing Winter when your fingers are dead cold.