Leaked iPad 5 casing fits iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner "perfectly"

Leaked iPad 5 casing fits iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner
We've seen alleged leaked images of the iPad mini 2 which, if real, would confirm that Apple's next generation mini tablet is going to include a fingerprint scanner, but we haven't yet seen any fully assembled iPad 5 units that can confirm the same. It seems very likely that the full size iPad wouldn't be left out of the fingerprint scanner game and there is new evidence that supports that idea.

Given how long the iPad 5 casing has been floating around, we're a bit surprised that no one thought to try this before, but Unbox Therapy‘s Lewis Hilsenteger decided to pull apart his iPhone 5s in order to see if the fingerprint scanner from that device would fit into the home button space of the front panel of the iPad 5 that he has. Unsurprisingly, the fingerprint scanner fits "perfectly". 

The fingerprint scanner is the marquee feature of the iPhone 5s because unlike the performance, battery, and camera improvements, the fingerprint scanner is the best feature to demo and hook customers in a store. People are worried about security, and theoretically this could help on that front (although there are some doubts). It would be silly if Apple were to leave out the fingerprint scanner from its top-of-the-line iPad. We expect the fingerprint scanner to be a staple of all future iOS devices. 

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1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

iPad 4S??

8. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Android can't beat apple in the tablets department Because they are iPads

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010


11. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Yet some how android tablet are overtaking the ipad in market share. Because they are ipads? What a narrowminded statement.http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/28/android-tablets-reportedly-overtake-apples-ipad-marketshare-approach-in-revenue-earned Oh it's from apple insider so you know it's got to be true.

2. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

i like everthing abt iphone except one thing that is its screen it should be atleast 4.5 inch


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

is it really a surprise tt the iPads will come with a fingerprint scanner tho

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh really great.

7. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

LOL he really emphasized that his 5S is GOLD colored. Anyways this could be possible.

12. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I wonder how this will effect the cell phoen repair industry. Alot of their repairs are for "bad home buttons" and the parts cost previously was maybe $10 (at most) and 20 minutes of labor (at most) to replace. Now their going to have to replace with some sort of smart button where their options will be a chinese knockoff or an expensive original from Apple. Things are getting tough

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