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The iPhone’s most secure component was ‘hacked’ but there’s no reason to panic

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s in September 2013, and its signature feature was the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. Marketed as Touch ID, the security feature would let users unlock the phone and authenticate App Store payments. The introduction of Touch ID paved the way for Apple Pay, a mobile payment system designed by Apple that uses one’s fingerprint to verify each payment.
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