Re: Tim Cook, can you really be this dumb?
Why are the Apple-haters getting on this so quickly? To be honest, I'd want to use Touch-ID WITH a pass-code. That way, you stump hackers and thieves with 2-factor authentication. I don't think that's possible yet, but I can see that happening in an update.
For the consumer = result!
By the way, this was never going to be a military grade fingerprint scanner. Not even for millions of units sold and for all the money Apple has. It's the execution of the fingerprint tech where most other companies have failed to make it quick and easy to use. Convenience will win over security sometimes in consumer devices; that's life. Even for luxury brands.
I did read that 50% of iPhone users don't even lock their phone. If this encourages it, then all for the better for offering a basic protection mechanism that's simple to use.
And the media claiming this is a hack (being claimed on other sites)... hardly. Let's see them hack the firmware/software to get the fingerprint data first and then reproduce the fingerprint from that data.