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: Nowhereelse.fr (translated) via Pocket-Lint

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



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7. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

This thing isn't going to perform or work as well as everyone thinks it will. I'm guessing most people are going to disable it because of the high failure rate. We use finger scanners at work to clock in and out, they fail about 30% of the time and we have to rescan our fingers, which can be annoying if you have to do it over and over on your phone. Just my opinion...

22. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

ha! that's funny that you think apple will allow it to be disabled.

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

NO one has done that b4 Apple, I wonder if they will sue Samsung and HTC for stealing this idea too.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I thought Atrix had this.

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yep it did. And the LG Expo...lets not forget that beauty too advanced for it's time.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My Atrix 4g had it was the only reason I bought this phone.

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You need to work on your sarcasm. They had fingerprinter scanners on laptops before moving to smartphones. These scanners are a failure since your prints already covered the device, e.g. it was too easy to make a copy of your prints. Would be interested in seeing how Apple overcame this hurdle.

20. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

No way!! It was Apple who create FINGERPRINT!!. How about that?

24. maguro

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Acer M900, Toshiba G900

25. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

I hope you're being sarcastic about this because if you're old enough to remember Pocket PCs, you'd know that they've been on phones for a long time now. Look up the Toshiba G900, the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 or h5500.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

9-10 hurry up

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can't wait. I am READY!!!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope they come out on the 20th. I get hitched the next day.

14. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

congrats but what difference does it make? you wont be able to get one before?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why not? All I gotta do is go early friday morning. That what I always do, and always leave with one. Thanx too...

8. xosman

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Dont forget they get tested alot so it cant fail...

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i think its just useless

12. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

someone steals the iphone and they already have their prints all over it.. dust it and copies the fingerprint and unlocks it.. maybe this is for mostly unlocking the phone because apple cant secure the lock screen is always getting bypass

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

@hellonerds: dude you are thinking way to hard. Would you be saying all of this if the galaxy note was getting a scanner? NOPE! Your just jealous. Have fun with your galaxy device with no major changes other than spec bumps. Name one major addition to the galaxy line. It's the same phone with a snapdragon 800 chip and a camara bump.

17. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Another Apple gimmick that's destined to fail.

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I dont really see the point of this. I guess they are doing this just so they can be "original" about it instead of being called a copycat if they do it via the camera like Android does. But will people really use it much? Then again, I thought the same about Siri, and that seemed to be quite popular. Apple does know how to oversell sometime.

19. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I would laugh my @ss off when it turns out that Apple just placed the front facing camera into to home button just because "blah blah blah new, blah blah innovative, blah blah simple design, blah deserve to exist, blah blah made in usa."

21. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

let the battle of who has the best fingerprint scanner begin. hackers will be on standby to find the vulnerability of these scanners. i hope these won't be bypassed by showing a photo of your fingerprint.

23. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

hoaaaa can't waitttttt......come on appleeeeeeee

26. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha compare the android fans comments here to the ones on the Galaxy Note 3 finger print scanner post. smh rediculous.

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