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Leaked pictures of Apple iPhone 5S home button show no fingerprint scanner

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Leaked pictures of Apple iPhone 5S home button show no fingerprint scanner
Leaked photographs of what allegedly is the home button for the the Apple iPhone 5S reveals some resemblance to the same part on the Apple iPhone 5 although the connectors and the circuitry are both apparently different than what is seen inside the current Apple smartphone. The serial numbers (821-1684-01 for the Apple iPhone 5S and 821-1474-A for the Apple iPhone 5) are close enough to make this seem believable. Also leaked is a photograph of a vibration unit for the Apple iPhone 5S. No serial numbers or identification appeared with the pictures for this part.

While one of the rumors about the next Apple iPhone was that it would offer a fingerprint scanner in the home button, the leak seems to put the kibosh on that rumor considering how similar the button said to be for the Apple iPhone 5S is compared to the one used on the Apple iPhone 5. On the other hand, leaked photographs purportedly of the loudspeaker module for the Apple iPhone 5S and the Apple iPhone 6 from back in January, suggested that the next-generation iPhone would be called the Apple iPhone 6 with a low-cost model named the Apple iPhone 5S. In that case, it still is possible that a home button with fingerprint scanning capabilities would show up in parts for the Apple iPhone 6.

source: NWE (translated) via AppleInsider


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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:55 21

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


WOW...
So what's the big deal????

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:01 15

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I mean the Atrix had it...
I hope Apple don't term this innovation when it's improvised in a device.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:28 7

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hate me lovers!! :D

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 19:29 10

31. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Do you enjoy talking to yourself?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 20:09 3

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Posting after a long time......?!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 15:57

41. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


What?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:50 5

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 4556; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


You can bet your arse they will. Hope to god Moto had the common sense to patent the concept of putting a scanner into a phone already though.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:36 2

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Hope to god Moto had the common sense to patent the concept of putting a scanner into a phone already though."

That might be the reason for no home button scanner on the iP5S....

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 16:00 2

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You know, i think patents should be a hidden resource until someone uses it and the OEM that patented the 'invention' goes boom! "I'm suing you".
That should be a fun game to watch...

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:03 3

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Security and its Apple exclusive: iScan

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:55 2

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Finger prints as security is not secure anyway.... It was used in a hospital, and was compromised using a silicone mode of a finger print. One Doctor was signing all his fellow Doctors in and got caught, cos someone saw him...

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:56 11

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apple, you lied to us! BAD FRUIT!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 00:38 1

33. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


eric cartman !! bad fruity !

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:06 4

6. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Of course there is no fingerprint scanner.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:17 6

7. jphillips63 (Posts: 223; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What did you guys expect from apple? Surely not something revolutionary..... All the 5s will be is again a minimum update with all its security flaws that they can't even get updates to fix.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:28 3

9. Aeires (unregistered)


1 "killer" feature scratched off the list. Will their own music service be ready in time? What "killer" feature do they have up their sleeves?

Maybe Apple is getting back to their roots and keeping the entire phone locked down in secrecy instead of the massive leaks we saw with the 5 model. They need the secrecy to build the buzz, not many people are expecting much with the 5S beyond incremental bumps to the 5 model.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:03 4

13. Rydsmith (Posts: 538; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


It will have Apple Maps, that's revolutionary enough for me.

/s

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 14:48 2

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Then purchasing that company was a wast of money too Apple plus it's not even real news the home button is still the same. at least i have my finger sensor on my Atrix.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:02 3

12. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


when is this apple going to get rid of the home botton in 10 years?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:05 2

14. androidsucksass (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


Once they do ... Samsung, will surely follow ..... Samsung sucks ...Android sucks ....wp8 sucks.... bb10 should die.... Long Live the iPhone .... The Greatest phone and software

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 16:46 6

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You do know the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung features on screen keys right?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 15:14

39. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


You do know Samsung had the home button before Apple, right......Apple followed Samsung.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:48 1

36. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


That will surely suck for those stores that have been making a living off replacing iphone home buttons. :( It will surely be a sad day for all those families.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:12 6

15. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lmao...your funny bro...android and wp8 smash on ios. .but hey my 12 yr old sister thinks it's the greatest ever too lol

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:25 1

16. shamataa (Posts: 218; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


finger scanning isn't that of a good idea of it anyways, Plus talkes longer to use the phone and i knew it wasen't going to be in their phones anyways.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:38 3

18. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I'm happy with a pin number/pattern. A finger print scanner on a phone seems very gimmicky to me. It's an unnecessary solution to a problem that already has a solution.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 15:57

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


don't see the big fuzz about this.. so what if it was on the Atrix.. the S4 is using eye scrolling that is already on LG devices... and not one of you haters said anything..

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 16:16 1

21. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i remember the scanner being off to the right of the home button in the patent

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/10/apple-invents-biometric-features-for-e-commerce-security.html

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 16:20 5

22. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This is a massive surprise for ifans,there will be more massive surprises in store when its leaked that the iPhone 5s doesn't have a projector keyboard,pico screen projector and some other such resolutionary features. Its just gonna be an iPhone 5 with a better camera and updated processor all wrapped in an Apple ribbon and bow emblazoned with the words "wow" "amazing" and "new"!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 16:54 2

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Just like the S3 to S4 right?

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