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Artist draws renders of new Apple iPhone 5S home button

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Artist draws renders of new Apple iPhone 5S home button
Now that a former biometrics executive says that the home button part leaked for the Apple iPhone 5S is indeed genuine, it is now time to consider exactly what the enhanced home button might look like. Pictures of the leaked packaging for the Apple iPhone 5S show a circle around the handset's home button which one would have to think has to do with the fingerprint scanner.

3D designer Martin Hajek has come up with some renders of what the new home button might look like on the Apple iPhone 5S. We have put together a slideshow of some of those images and they do seem to match what the leaked iPhone 5S box shows.

The fingerprint scanner is supposed to make unlocking the Apple iPhone 5S quicker and easier while also allowing users to identify themselves in order to make safe mobile payments using the handset. Speculation has the scanner being this year's show-stopping new feature when the phone is unveiled this coming Tuesday, September 10th. Keep your eyes here for coverage of the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C.


source: MartinHajek.com via Forbes

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posted on 08 Sep 2013, 17:50 16

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We'll see Tuesday. Debit card is ready, iCloud backup is done, I've already taken Friday the 20th off from work for iPhone, and reception purposes. Apple lets rock. I love face timing with my fiancé ;)

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 17:53 12

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14181; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Debit card is ready. Old iphone is ready. My pants are ready. Apple just shut up an take our money lol.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 17:57 6

3. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Good luck both of you!! I'm sure your customers will be ok with instant coffee for a day. ;p

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:59 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Huh? That made no sense, we don't have any customers.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 21:16 2

48. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I think he's calling you a barista. -1

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:56 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mxy I've got two buyers lined up for sure at 420 and 430. All I want for my ip5 is 400, so I'm good. Can't wait bro. +1

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:35 2

30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14181; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Me to. I have all my info backed up and ready to go +1

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 11:17 1

58. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Your pants are ready? Oh yea probably because you are going to s**t them over this pathetic, disappointment of a \"new\" Apple device.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:02 4

4. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Can't wait to buy one finally tomorrow unveiling of new gen iphone

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:08 7

5. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


You mean identical exterior but with interior hardware update? it's 'S' for 'Same'.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:10 5

6. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Makes you wonder what the 'S' in Galaxy S stands for.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:17 14

8. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


'Super'

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:34 1

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14181; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Shoddy?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:09 1

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sweet, successful, student of apple. Not bashing either, but a lot of Sammy's success has come from unifying their brand, and marketing the practical usefulness of their devices. Things they've learned from apple, just look at how their ads are done. Sammy doesn't brag about specs like moto, and instead of selling units like moto, they sell em like apple.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:23 4

10. ThePython (Posts: 897; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Look at this guy wasting his time flaming other phones...

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:39 4

14. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


another barista eh?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 20:56

44. ThePython (Posts: 897; Member since: 08 May 2013)


You see, kid... I use Android. Daily, still, I like iOS but dislike Windows Phone. Do you see me pathetically flaming other platforms? That's what I thought.

Grow up, kid ;)

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:05 1

23. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Why would I limit myself to flaming just one?

It's pretty funny that you can joke all you want about "S" standing for "Same" when it comes to the iPhone, but when it comes to the Galaxy S it's serious business.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 21:04 1

45. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its an abbreviation for series. Equivalent would be calling it GV4, v meaning version.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 20:01

37. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


At least we have now confirmed one of the features that will be on the Galaxy S5. Now we will be able to give our Galaxy the S-Finger?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:17

7. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


It would be kinda nice if that ring was also a notification light or something.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:22 7

9. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Like it was on the HTC Touch Diamond and Touch Pro back in 2008?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:30

11. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


Sure?

At least hope it lights up when you put your finger on it. I want to feel like a secret agent every time I unlock my phone XD

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:39

15. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think it will possibly light up but whispers are saying that the home button will include NFC. We'll have to see on Tuesday!

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 18:40 3

16. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


That's what the Touch Diamond did! It used capacitance rather than fingerprint scanning, but it was still a really cool design touch. I wish HTC had incorporated it in later devices, now Apple will market the heck out of it and people will think it was their idea.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:10 3

25. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Why the hell do all you android fanboys get so paranoid about Apple getting credit for something? Damn, none of these companies are paying you anything.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:25 6

26. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because it usually means Apple are going sue anyone who uses it after.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:29 2

28. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


+1

I know that comment was meant for me, but I'm not an Android fanboy, and at any rate the HTC Touch Diamond wasn't an Android phone, so you didn't do me any wrong.

For the record, I don't really care that people will think it's Apple's idea, but I still wish HTC kept using it.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:43 1

32. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


Yes. That would be a travesty. I could see why you would lose sleep over this.

EDIT: We don't even know if it will light up. It's quite possible not. So you are getting upset over something that probably does not even exist. To say Apple will sue others for it though is a tad dramatic. Possibly over the fingerprint scanning technology? Since they own

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 19:48 2

33. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I mean, I guess if I were in your position I would be happy that someone agreed with me about how cool it is that the next iPhone has a neat glowing ring (heck, that rumored LED-ring might tip me over into getting an iPhone [EDIT: although probably not because I'll be getting a Retina iPad Mini, which will most likely incorporate the same thing]) but I guess that's just me.

I suppose I deserved that sarcastic response though. +1 to you for putting me in my place!

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