Apple has purchased AuthenTec, a company that fingerprint sensors and touchscreen accuracy is safe in solutions of $ 356 million. Or has gotten very serious about his own safety, or want it much harder for the competition. Or both!
AuthenTec is currently supplying the hardware including Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments. Reuters reports that Apple is $ 8 per share be paid, bringing the total purchase price of $ 356 million.
Not many details at this time, but perhaps far indicates that Apple is getting serious about security (such as echo of his presence in the Black Hat hacker conference this week). Or it could be that Apple is more interested in the portfolio of AuthenTec's "smart mobile sensors", which the company offers a touch of precision and customized experience gesture. What makes all kinds of sense for the iPhone and the iPad.
Or, as AuthenTec provides security for Android devices from Samsung and many others, this could well be primarily a defensive acquisition. Once Apple has AuthenTec, Android and PC competitors will not have access to all technology or bright will, after considerable license fee goes directly into the coffers of Cupertino.
Let us all hope, but, however unlikely, that this is a game of pure business for Apple, an attempt to secure their laptops enough for business mentality. If only to see Jony Ive would be a fingerprint scanner looks good on a MacBook Air.