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WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn't know

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WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn't know
Just in case it wasn't enough for you to have multiple rumors, leaks, photos, and various experts reporting that the Apple iPhone 5S would have a fingerprint scanner, The Wall Street Journal has added its respected voice to the confirmation that yes, the next iPhone will in fact have a fingerprint scanner.

The Wall Street Journal is a respected news publication, and it often has suspiciously well-timed confirmation of Apple rumors, but we don't really know that we needed WSJ to confirm this one. There have been rumors for months, and more and more definitive proof ever since we saw the fingerprint scanner code in iOS 7 beta. 

Unfortunately, WSJ doesn't have much to add on the topic other than saying that the iPhone 5S will in fact have a fingerprint scanner; and, as we could have easily assumed, the iPhone 5C will not. It is still unknown how exactly the scanner will work, or what kind of functionality will be added. For example, it is assumed that the fingerprint scanner will allow for more security when unlocking the device, but it is unclear if it will also add security to apps that hold sensitive information, and whether 3rd party developers would be able to implement that security if it does exist. 

Of course, we'll find out everything in about 12 and a half hours. 

source: WSJ

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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:36

1. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Icrap...release date 9/20 for those who didn\'t know

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:24

15. Topcat488 (Posts: 1140; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Better hope the fingerprint scanner works better than iMaps...

I can already hear Apple saying... \"Your holding it wrong\".

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:41

2. Commentator (Posts: 2387; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"As if we didn't know."

Given the fallibility of our human senses, what can we REALLY know?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:41 2

3. hellonerds (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


steals someones iphone 5S.. they be like.. ha they need my fingerprint to unlock it... wait.. my fingerprint is all over the phone screen... :O

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:43

4. JunkCreek (Posts: 402; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


9-11 anyone?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:57

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3008; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


\"WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn\'t know...and like we didn\'t post it before\"

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 23:15 7

6. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


So whens the first story coming of a stolen phone and the theif cutting their finger off to unlock it?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:12 1

11. Sauce (unregistered)


Soon I guess, since we didn\'t hear one about that happening with the Atrix. Oh wait... what\'s an Atrix?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:45

13. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


what\'s up with everyone using \ ?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 05:51 1

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 11010; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good one +1. The guys are going at early today. It's gonna be heated after 10am

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:00

18. Sauce (unregistered)


Yea tell me about it lol. I want to know where everyone is getting this Haterade from.

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 23:57

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


wait the note3 has a fingerprint scanner right?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:15

12. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


No, it doesn't. It was rumored to though.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:03 1

8. -box- (Posts: 3782; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Wish there was a company that had a patent on fingerprint scanners on mobile devices that could block the sales of all iphail5S

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:09 1

9. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


wow, you do realize that they are most likely still paying someone to use the actual scanner tech right?

i really don\'t like iPhones but I\'m sick of fanbois

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:09

10. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Motorola had the feature on their Atrix 4G.... I wonder if the iPhoo will allow two fingers to be programed like the Atrix . I had my right index finger and my sons' left so he can play games without bothering me every time it locked.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:17

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2590; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow this is something new. ;)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 02:32

16. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Is it just my computer, or does the link to the source literally just say the title?

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