We analysts are known for our bold predictions about the future. Well here’s one from me though I don’t really think it is the least bit audacious. In a few years, we will look back at the iPhone 5s as a milestone in terms of biometrics, strong authentication, and a wave of new types of trusted applications.
To be clear, this has very little to do with Apple, the iPhone, or Touch ID per se. As an analogy, few people (other than we industry history geeks) know about the Altair 8800, but many researchers believe that this microcomputer launched in 1975 unleashed the PC era and with it the introduction of Compaq, Dell, Intel, and Microsoft, and the associated changes they made to business and the world.