With its next iPhone, Apple may be looking to ditch password security in favor of biometric fingerprint protection. According to the diagram included in its patent, the phone would read your fingerprint as you swipe to unlock the device. The patent application, titled “Devices and Methods for Providing Access to Internal Component,” continues to describe scenarios in which this fingerprint sensor would be used. For example, your future iPhone could prompt you to swipe your finger before completing bank transactions as an added security measure. We also see Apple letting users substitute a fingerprint for a password when making purchases from iTunes or the App Store.