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

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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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posted on 02 Oct 2013, 22:49 1

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

iPad 4S??

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 06:26

8. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 12:05

10. LionStone (Posts: 843; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


posted on 04 Oct 2013, 13:33

11. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Yet some how android tablet are overtaking the ipad in market share. Because they are ipads? What a narrowminded statement.
Oh it's from apple insider so you know it's got to be true.

posted on 02 Oct 2013, 23:02

2. Mube007 (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 00:09

4. DONUT (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 00:50

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Oh really great.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 03:57

7. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:00

12. harvestcellular (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jul 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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