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Leaked photo shows fingerprint scanner on Apple iPhone 5S

Leaked photo shows fingerprint scanner on Apple iPhone 5S
With the official introduction of the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C expected a week from today, about the only mystery left is whether or not the oft-rumored fingerprint sensor will be inside the home button of the next iteration of the full-priced iPhone. Earlier on Tuesday, we showed you a picture of the new home button for the Apple iPhone 5S that is supposed to have the fingerprint sensor contained within it.

To confirm that, we now can show you a leaked photo from a published story in France that shows the flex cable that connects to the home button with a "mysterious square element," which might provide power to the fingerprint scanning mechanism. Remember, iOS 7 beta 4 contained a file entitled "BiometricKitUI" that contained code inside that revealed how an Apple iPhone 5S user would set up his fingerprint scanner.

The scanner is expected to be used as a security measure to unlock an iPhone and also is expected to be used for mobile payments. Of course, we will know for sure on September 10th now that Apple has officially sent out the invites for the event. Both new models of the phone will launch on September 20th according to earlier rumors which were confirmed by the website for case maker Case Mate. The site shows a case for the Apple iPhone 5C shipping on September 20th.

source: (translated) via Pocket-Lint

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