Apple internally changes design of the home button for the Apple iPhone 5S
posted by Alan F. / Jun 07, 2013, 10:42 PM
While earlier reports had the fingerprint scanner housed inside the home button, the image of the part would seem to indicate that this is not a possibility. But the change in the internal connector that is part of the home button does fit with the idea that Apple has redesigned the inside of the iPhone. This might have been done in order to fit the scanner in around the area of the home button. Last year, Apple acquired biometric security firm AuthenTec for $356 million which might be related to the eventual introduction of the feature.
Other rumors related to the Apple iPhone 5S, such as the addition of new color options, the new 12MP camera expected to be on the back of the new variant of the iPhone, or the doubling of the pixel count on the display to 1.5 million pixels, have nothing to do with the home button. Which makes it much more possible that the internally redesigned home button for the iPhone 5S has to do with the long rumored fingerprint scanner.
source: Nowhereelse.fr (translated) via TechRadar
I hope iphone 5s or whatever they call it have a new design, not completely new design but slight change here and there so it looks different from previous generation
posted on Jun 07, 2013, 10:50 PM 0
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Don't get your hopes up
posted on Jun 07, 2013, 10:55 PM 12
The best continues to get better.
posted on Jun 07, 2013, 11:15 PM 2
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So now with the fingerprint scanner iphones, when they steal your phone, they'll take a finger as well. lol.
posted on Jun 08, 2013, 1:56 AM 8
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The new ad for the upcoming iPhone 5s will go "now make your iPhone truly yours" ..... with the innovative state of the art finger print scanner, no one else can use your iPhone without knocking you out first"
posted on Jun 08, 2013, 4:39 AM 0
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I think I can understand this change. It's not an esthetic design improvement, it's an engineering improvement for durability. See, iPhone 5 and early models use contact pins for sending the electronic signal of the home button to the motherboard. This contact pins (the little two gold circles in the iP5's flex cable border) can get dirty or broken in the motherboard side, causing the need of pushing the home button really hard to make it work. Now, we can se a better design for the iP5S where they will be using a plugable connector resitant to the problems mentioned above.
posted on Jun 08, 2013, 3:45 PM 0
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