Packaging for Apple iPhone 5S leaks, confirms fingerprint scanner
Other changes include a longer lasting battery, a faster A7 processor and the oft-rumored fingerprint scanner. Speaking of the scanner, a look at the iPhone 5S box shows that the home button on the handset will have a ring around it, confirming the presence of the fingerprint scanner on the phone. Not only will it be used to securely allow the phone to unlock, it also will help with mobile payments to help identify the phone's owner. In addition to the traditional black and white color options, we should also see two new colors available for the iPhone 5S, gold and graphite.
September 10th is drawing nearer. Plan on keeping your eyes here as we cover the historic unveiling of not one, but two new Apple iPhone models on Tuesday as the budget priced Apple iPhone 5C is also expected to be unwrapped. Both phones should launch on September 20th.
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1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 930; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
It has been confirmed here on pa more than three time now.
Well looking forward for iPhone 5S with finger print scanner and good low light camera.
14. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
The ring around the button is new info. Just saying.
2. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
no 4.5 inhes or above then i am not gonna buy
25. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 930; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Well then you are not going to buy it or at lest wait till 2016 .
besides there is a rumour about Apple going to release a phablet. Its about 5 inch or so. A phablet for iusers and a big smartphone for others (since 5 inch is pretty small for todays phablet standard. Still it's just a rumour though)
29. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 930; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Correction: Apple actually testing various iPhablet sizes up to 6-inches
76. willard12 (Posts: 861; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Cool. Bigger screen for more black space at the top and bottom.
3. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)
Always wondered what is the fingerprint scanner good for in a mobile phone.
5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 923; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Better security and potentially faster than punching in some passwords depending on how fast the scanner reads the fingerprint.
21. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
User-settings (guest vs. admin), fast-switching between apps, submitting personal information to the NSA...
55. HawaiiWarrior87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Security and other things. I had the LG Expo and it had a fingerprint scanner
59. buccob (Posts: 1539; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
If the scanner is of good quality... it is the most convenient way to unlock your phone while keeping a high security method...
Face Unlock is good for some situations, but it is usually slower and you need good ambience light.
Pin is not bad but it is easier to crack, and also slow in comparisson
Pattern is now my preferred method after I gave up on my old Atrix 4G... but the fingerprint scanner will always be my favorite way to unlock my phone...
Also it makes more sense to have it on a phone than a computer, since we unlock hundreds of times a day the phone, while only a few times a day a computer...
4. loebsall007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)
The ring around the phone is most likely an LED ring that will either light up red or green, depending on whos's trying to access your phone. And to the ding dong above^^^ Have fun not buying it because the 4" Screen is here to stay at least for this time around
23. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Brings me back to my days with my HTC Touch Diamond.
Beautiful device, even compared to modern phones, and that LED ring was a big reason why.
7. Nesco (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
historic event?? !!...we know you are an apple fanboy..but don't make it too obvious :D
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I cannot wait to get mine. Hurry up 9-20-13 for 9-21-13
10. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
Yaaaaay! Can't wait to sleep nights on the sidewalk in order to be the FIRST iChump to pay $900+ for a mid-range Jobs-legacy POS!
27. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Ha! I get what he did!
You see guys, he added "i" in front of "Chump" to make "iChump." He's making fun of the fact that Apple products are similarly named!
That's pretty clever man, I wish I had thought of that!
...or should I say "iWish iHad iThought iOf iThat!"
Wow that felt great to say! I feel so much better making fun of people now that I can do it in a clever and sophisticated way!
56. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
LMAO way to slay that crap comment he left. It's older than time itself. +1
80. rockblock123 (Posts: 20; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)
whoa dude u and your iphone ass buddies on line early ..yeaaa
11. imkyle (Posts: 1015; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Didn't Motorola have this on their first Atrix device back in 2011?
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12340; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah but since no one bought the atrix, no one knew about it.
33. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
darkk that's COLD man... just COLD!!! hahaha
34. imnotascammer (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
I see, thats why Apple is gonna claim they innovate it? LOL. (,--)
62. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
you they always claim they innovate i used to have the Atrix 4G with the finger sensor. then apple says we innovated the finger sensor.
68. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
I don't remember hearing them say that or even announce anything. It must have been your imagination
53. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Let's just hope people don't start to believe that apple were 1st with finger print scanner like many things people think apple were 1st in.. Cant wait to see how it's implemented apps wise ie can you use to log in to Twitter fb etc.. Soon we will be reading articles about stolen iPhones and thumbs lol
67. Sauce (unregistered)
Christopher Columbus wasn't the first to discover 'Murica but like Dark said... People knew about him so he got credit. Maybe other companies should do better in the marketing department.
64. Quezdagreat (Posts: 427; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
I was thinking about buying a atrix back then. But then I thought about it having android on it. I never knew it had fingerprint scanning until people start crying and saying apple copyed them.
66. Sauce (unregistered)
Hahaha that was good. I lol'd xD
77. willard12 (Posts: 861; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
The atrix was released before android had 80% marketshare.
12. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)
Why buy this if just in a couple of months more the galaxy s5 or something else will come out and then apple will make the iphone 6 just a way to make you spend more money on the same specs of hardware
69. downphoenix (Posts: 2373; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
true, but why buy any phone when the next phone that is coming out that will kill it specs wise, etc.
15. mclifford81 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
So we are all excited over a finger print scanner? Besides security how does this rock the mobile world? Innovation is at an all time low. How about a phone that works well, has a great battery, great call quality, and camera with some actual helpful features that are useful.
19. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
Moto X for you, my friend
20. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Not to mention the number of fingerprints NSA can now match against the personal data they have already collected. I think it is funny that people freak out about giving up their personal data are all excited about giving Apple their fingerprint to go along with their home address, phone number, email address, credit card info..... I'm sure Apple's servers will never get hacked nor will they allow any outside agency access their data bases. Apple always thinks the customer comes first
26. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I got some bad news for you Fallout09. The NSA already have access to YOUR fingerprint. Google is also one of the biggest companies that collects/shares data.
35. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Where would the NSA be pulling my fingerprint data from? Never been arrested, my bank doesn't require fingerprint data, not required at my job? Please explain how they obtained this data?
37. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Drivers license, passport, copied from your favorite coffee mug. If the government wants your fingerprint, they will obtain it.
46. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You're still missing the point of my original comment
47. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I bet you your tone will be different when another Android manufacturer adds a fingerprint scanner to their mobile device.
60. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I would like to say I would raise the same concerns. I just find it humorous that Microsoft was crucified by making Kinect in an "always on" state with the new Xbox One but Apple gets a pass on fingerprint reader.
57. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
That is what an iPhone is. Use it, you'll like it.
16. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)
Completely don't care either way just wondering.. Do finger print scanners always work? Or is it they don'tread properly all the time
75. KillgoreTrout (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
They do not always work. I trust Apple wouldn't release a product that only worked sometimes though. That is why I am exciited for the new Iphone. Not so I can buy one, but to see if Apple has created a scanner that could work close to 100% of the time.
17. bucky (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
These leaks are taking the excitement out of all new phone releases nowadays :(
18. domz1988 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)
I would definitely buy the new iphone if the batery would be phenomenon like the upgrade they had with their macbook air...
I mean not the same runtime on the macbook but as for a phone the run time that could get you a full day no matter how heavy use it.
28. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Motorola atrix already had finger print scanning....Apple failed to innovate
63. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That was the best phone i have the Atrix 4G.