Spare parts for Apple iPhone 5S leak out; no fingerprint scanner revealed
0. phoneArena 02 Aug 2013, 03:19 posted on
Pictures of what are alleged to be spare parts for the Apple iPhone 5S give us a revelation; apparently there will be no fingerprint scanner on the phone, at least not one that is connected to the Home Button. Last month, the oft-rumored fingerprint sensor was blamed for a slowdown in production of the next iteration of the iPhone. Even PayPal's Chief Information Security Officer hinted that the feature was coming...
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1. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
That was the only part I was looking for... Besides the finger scanner, there's really no more innovation besides a specs increase and a whole lot of other baloney :/ was considering this because Moto X will be too expensive off-contract and on.
3. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Welcome to apple, this has been the issue. People shouldn't expect any crazy hardware changes when iOS 7 is the point of this year.....i personally think it time they stepped away from their "hardware year, software year" strategy, at least till they even out the field, but thats up to them.
6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
All I would really expect out of apple right now is a quad core cpu and better cameras.
2. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Fingerprint scanners are completely useless. My college roommate had one on his laptop. He activated it so instead of typing in your password, you use the scanner. It was only a matter of time until he had to print out his paper for class and the fingerprint scanner wouldn't read. He ended up getting points taken off for a late paper. Obviously this exact scenario wouldn't happen for the iPhone, but I could definitely see similar issues with the scanner not reading.
With that being said, and as an Apple fan, I'm once again highly disappointed in the lack of changes from the 5 to the 5S. iOS7 should be beautiful, but the device itself is just, blah.
5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1169; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Not to give Apple too much credit, but you really think they'd overlook something like that? Every phone has back up ways in.
7. amiaq (Posts: 503; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Of course!! Do you think it is easy for the majority of its users who have ARTHRITIS to use the finger print scanner?
8. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 220; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I don't get it... They're going to announce the phones on September 28 and release them one day before they announce them on September 27???
9. PhoneCritic (Posts: 487; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Did'nt you hear Apple has a Patent on time travel. Lol
Yeah, I am trying to figure that one out? Hey PA you need to fix the dates I believe you have them reversed.