iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner confirmed in iOS 7 beta 4

If the rumors are right, Apple will be announcing new hardware in just over a month, which would mean that iOS 7 should be closing in on its final form soon. Today saw the release of iOS 7 beta 4, and the change log for the new beta release has a couple interesting additions, including possible confirmation that there will be a fingerprint scanner on a new Apple product...
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72 Comments

23. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Android going onscreen buttons (eventually) means some day edge to edge Android phones are possible. Onscreen fingerprint touch to unlock seems obvious too. Fat home buttons with scanners seems archaic by comparison IMO

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They have some nifty features for it

38. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It'd be pretty cool to have multiple user accounts that could be switched with the touch of a finger, or user preferences that could be switched between depending on which finger is used. I mean, the same thing could be done through a touchscreen menu... but even so.

5. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

I just hope it's a considerably better implementation of fingerprint scanners found in laptops.

43. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

My laptop fingerprint scanner is awesome. I would love my phone to have one.

6. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

wow, wow, the iscanner, the new apple iphone, straight from the farm, no fertilizer added, you could use your finger, just like nature intended.

12. jahboh

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

get ready to iPay! using iScan..could this be iSafe? iMagine! iLoL:

14. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

iYou iAre iNot iFunny iHahaha

16. jahboh

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

i like the iDea..

68. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iRidiciulous.

18. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

sigh. I was hoping against hope that the new Droids would have a fingerprint scanner, and then one comes to the iPhone. Ain't that some sh#t!

26. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Some people just gate on anything. If you ain't buying it stop tripping!

27. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Release a damn phone with at least 4.3-4.5 in. Then I would be all over that phone

28. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Wow, its abt time apple does something new, but i dont think a finger scanner is going to persuade android users to switch. Sorry

33. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Oh ...come on !!! as if Android users are going to loose their Freedom & start living in a caged iGarden .....No one can stop Android now.....in a Few years this iCraps will be DeaD..eventually no one would even care abt an iDevice any more (in the distant future)..Apples WOW factor is gone & their Premium brand name (iPhone 5C)...

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're the best analyst/psychic on earth dude

61. FISTFLY

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

How can you say that? Are you an analyst or just a blind fanboy?

29. 1yoyo105

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 2013

This is not confirmation of it being on the 5s at all. It's just proof that they've started implementation of the UI for it on the beta. The leaked 5s home button part shows no signs of a biometric scanner. That's not to say it won't be on the 5s, but it's not really safe to assume it will be either.

30. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Its only just missing abt 20 of the newest features on android, that are all better!

31. rdemon

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

This is a joke. People are morons if they are going to leave there iPhone 5 for a 5s just because it has a fingerprint scanner on the home button. Yea nice investment.

32. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

nobody cares. The galaxy s4 is 3x the package as the the iphone 5s for the same price.

34. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Nope its more than that .....I am in love with S4 .....

58. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

package of junks.....

35. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

They might add it as an accessory, something that needs to be plugged into the phones lightning port. That way they can charge the customer another $50-100 for an iproduct.

40. thiscantbereal

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 29, 2013

you people really need to get out, get laid, get a job, get drunk...do something else then to come on here and debate on who has better innovations or what phone is better or faster or clearer. WHO CARES!!!! I am now just as much as a loser or like people say in some of the comments above "looser", wait I'm sorry let me add another to the first line "get educated" but anyway like I was saying, I am now just as much of a loser for making an account to say this. Unbelievable

41. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I had a biometric scanner on my old wm6.5 LG expo. I hated it, people forget our prints change just enough with moist skin or overly dry to mess scanner up an not recognize you. As well, it ate battery an had a foil layer that would wear away for some people of the forum for that phone. I see nothing but trouble.

48. Ballua

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Hey buddy, you know what?! Before the iPhone, when talking about touch screen phones, people just scream their ass out that the touch sensitivity and accuracy is horrible, bla,bla..., When the iP came out, everything goes touch screen. Man, When APPLE do it, they do it just right! don't blame their works untill you get one on hands.

54. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I call it as I see it, no law against that, is there? Don't get your frillys out of shape, time will tell and not I or you, its just my suspicion.

62. FISTFLY

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just hope they can implement it better. I'm sure they consider the cons of having such feature and minimize the problems like what you said.

66. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Cab you apply the same statement to apple maps huh....those days are gone dude....
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