AuthenTec (AUTC +8%) catches a bid after SA's Josh Franklin suggests the next iPhone might...

|By:, SA News Editor

AuthenTec (AUTC +8%) catches a bid after SA's Josh Franklin suggests the next iPhone might feature an AuthenTec-supplied biometric sensor. Franklin notes a recent Apple patent filing that covers an NFC payment solution that includes a biometric sensor, as well as leaked iPhone casing pictures that include a slit for a biometric field. AuthenTec's efforts to develop biometric sensors for smartphones leads Franklin to think the company might supply Apple.