The new iPhone 5S announced today is surely set to raise some eyebrows with the introduction of “Touch ID” an embedded fingerprint sensor in the home button. Many will be questioning if it is more of a gimmick rather than a useful feature. But members of the UK’s leading married dating site, IllicitEncounters.com, seem to think it is a fantastic idea.
Whilst stats from the site show that over 35 per cent of all traffic is from Apple devices running iOS; it isn’t hard to see the benefits of the added security a fingerprint scanner will offer. A whopping 89 per cent of members who use an iPhone said they would look to upgrade if it is shown to have more security features.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Mike Taylor, said: “When conducting an extra-marital tryst, the weak link will always be the device that it being used to communicate with your lover. Desktop computers and browsers now having in-private modes, separate accounts and logins, but anyone can pick up your phone and with a swipe of their finger, have access to some of your most sensitive data and private messages. The inclusion of a fingerprint scanner will ensure that the only person who can assess your phone is you, and will not raise any suspicions with your partner.”
IllicitEncounters.com is also expecting a rise in the number of users logging into the site with iOS devices in the next 12 months, with Apple’s release of the iPhone 5c: a cheaper entry level of the iPhone which will be produced in a range of vivid colours – presenting an obvious rival to the low-cost handsets sold by Apple’s major competitors.