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Purported Apple iPhone 5S user guide diagram shows new Home button/Touch ID sensor

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Purported Apple iPhone 5S user guide diagram shows new Home button/Touch ID sensor
A purported diagram of the Apple iPhone 5S from its user guide, shows off a new home button that is rounded without the traditional square imprint in the middle. The part is actually labeled Home button/Touch ID sensor. All signs, including a report we told you about in the Wall Street Journal, point to that long rumored fingerprint sensor touching down at last inside the Apple iPhone 5S.

Alleged Apple iPhone 5S render from the user guide

Alleged Apple iPhone 5S render from the user guide

Suppose the sensor is the big show-stopping, toe tapping number that it appears to be. Will it be enough to gather some momentum at Cupertino? After all, this is not the first smartphone to have such a sensor on board. The Motorola ATRIX 4G also offered one which users complained about. Too often, the sensor did not work right.

You might be wondering what the purpose of the fingerprint sensor is. The idea is to offer a more secure and faster way to unlock your phone. The sensor is also expected to be used to help secure identifications for mobile payments.

We are now closing in the 10 hour mark until the 1pm EDT start of Apple's event. Of course, we expect to see the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5S, seen in the render that accompanies this article, and the budget priced Apple iPhone 5C. If you're wondering when you might actually be able to purchase the phones, the latest buzz calls for a September 20th launch. And yes, there are some people already waiting in line!

source:nowhereelse.fr (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 01:55 5

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Meh...no innovation, just copy of other existing phone features.....

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:13 2

3. Doakie (Posts: 1248; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Yeah. I know it\'s a blah upgrade. But I\'m going to upgrade my mother in law to a new iPhone from her Galaxy S 3 because maybe with the Playskool phone she can actually take good pictures... I\'ve heard something about iPhone cameras being idiot proof.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:37 5

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Soooo, are you saying shes an idiot? LoL

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:13 3

2. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Apple doesn'tdo anythinf that hasn'tbeen done before they just do it better :P

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:43

5. nctx77 (Posts: 495; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I have a feeling that you don\'t swipe your finger on the scanner, but simply hold your thumb or finger on it and voila, your phone unlocks.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:53 3

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I am sure that's how it's done and this is real innovation which I haven't seen in any other device. Like which phone has a fingerprint sensor in the button?! But the google cock-suckers here are going to mock it anyway.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 03:59 4

8. iamovie (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Lol Fail... Motorola Atrix 4g had a fingerprint scanner years ago, And the Pantech vega LTE has it too so yeah. Android cock suckers probably won\'t bother mocking it cuz that\'s just too easy. Apple isn\'t even trying

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 05:51

11. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Does any one of the phones you mentioned have a fingerprint sensor in their homebutton? Answer that! Clearly you couldn't understand my comment. "Lol fail" applies to you BTW

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:52

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 11164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He totally missed your point, but are you surprised? Look at the way he typed his post, like 6 year old. +1

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:35 1

17. quakan (Posts: 1179; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Both phones are irrelevant. At least with the 5S having it, it\'ll be used by masses.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 03:43 4

7. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Amazing and Beautiful Smartphone!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 04:51 3

9. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


Look for everyone saying omg this was done before blah blah blah look at it this way. It doesn't matter who gets their first but who does it best. Think about cars, By everyone's own admissions around here than the Ford Model T is therefore the best car ever because it was the first car. It doesn't matter that Chrysler made a better car or Dodge made a better engine by your guys sayings than it means that Ford Model T did it first so its best. Be open minded and be glad you guys get a choice, there are multiple countries that don't get choices and have to take what they can get. So shut up quit the fighting and just let innovation work however it works. Be it Apple making the Mouse and Microsoft coming and making it work and releasing it first. Or Motorola using a Fingerprint Reader that HTC used first on Windows Phones, and now Motorola put it on a Android and it flopped. Now Apple will try to make it work.

Android is a great OS I love it but the multiple cell makers, the multiple issues is its downfall. What people don't realize is that people gear towards names they know vs names they don't know. Now granted a lot of the Android makers are getting better but Apple is still Apple, Nokia isn't known here in the states for their great smartphones because up until Windows Phone and their Partnership and eventual buyout with Microsoft they only sold their smartphones off contract for 300+ sometimes upwards of 800 dollars. That is why Nokia isn't selling as many smartphone as Apple, HTC, and Samsung. Think about it you walk into a store you have 1500 for a TV, you see a Westinghouse, a Samsung, a LG and a Element. You aren't going to think twice about the Westinghouse or Element even if they are 1000 compared to Samsung or LG you are going to buy name brand. These flame wars are getting stupid just be happy with what you can get which thankfully in this country is quite a lot. Be happy that Apple albeit slow is working on beating their opposition, be glad that Google has opposition to make themselves better.

Has anyone thought of what would happen if their was no competition for Apple or Google? We would end up in a world of dumbphones because they wouldn't have to be better than any other phone out there because they would all have the same features. Just be happy shut up and stop comparing Apple and Google and be proud they are fighting each other to make each other a better phone company.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 05:47 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 11164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Post of the day +1

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:28

16. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol, the only thing Apple did for competition was start the touchscreen craze.

Once Android came into the scene, there was nothing pushing it to evolve. Think back starting from Froyo all the way to 4.3 Jelly Bean, how many of the improvement from then to now were due to the fact that competition was pushing them to do it?

I can only think of 2, which is 1) Project Butter (Jelly Bean) 2) Intuitive interface (ICS).

I believe Android would still be where it is today, with or without iOS\'s progress. In fact, it\'s iOS that would still be stalled at iOS 3 or something if it weren\'t for Android posing a threat to it.

Hell, if it weren\'t for Apple trying to slow Android down with their endless amounts of pathetic lawsuits, forcing Google to find workarounds that make some parts of Android clunky, Android would have been fully refined and polished by now.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:16

19. Sauce (unregistered)


Yes, blame Androids "clunky" and "slowed down" atmosphere on Apple and lawsuits. Good one haha.

P.S. There are tons of other companies/corporations suing Google,Samsung, and other figure heads. You just do not hear about it. Why? Because they are not Apple. Why? Think about it.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:13

22. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Why? Because other companies didn't sue over stupid things like "rubberband effects" or "Rectangular shaped phones"

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:40

23. dragonisinogard (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


So you are saying that without anyone going whatever you can do I can do it better Android would still feel a need to evolve? Your wrong, think about it this way okay Apple was happy with how their phone was doing. Android came out got updated for MMS Apple took it and made it better than Android had to make their MMS better. Than Android added Copy and Paste, so Apple had to make it better, an plenty of people say that Apple got Copy and Paste right and Android failed. Intuitive Interface that you state would be nothing without Apple before IOs, They also took the Notification shade and according to a lot of people they also did it right. Now the Innovation part is that they are the first to release a 64 Bit OS on a Phone. Also one last parting remark without Apple helping Linux to become more famous Android would probably cease to exist, Apple is the biggest Linux Based Company out there.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 05:58

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2614; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow 2 in 1 combo. Home button and Touch ID Sensor in a button. Just great iNnovation. ;)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:41 1

13. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Too late Apple moved to android! you can be greedy now putting less features and saying twice as fast fooling us all the time and leaving some features to put in the next iPhone greedy pricks.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:18

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


What\'s the point of putting the fingerprint scanner on the home button if the home button is going to spoil after 3 months eventually? Like every single one of my friends who use iPhone use that Assistive Touch thing because either their home button\'s spoilt, or about to spoil (Loose, lopsided, stiff, etc.).

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:39 1

18. quakan (Posts: 1179; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Tough luck for them I guess. I\'ve never met anyone with that problem. I only know of one person who broke their lock button and has to use the assistive touch.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:19

20. Sauce (unregistered)


Do your friends happen to be orks, giants, russians, or body building weight lifting jug heads?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:09

21. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


no, unlike yours, mine are real people

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