Leaked pictures of Apple iPhone 5S home button show no fingerprint scanner

Leaked pictures of Apple iPhone 5S home button show no fingerprint scanner
Leaked photographs of what allegedly is the home button for the the Apple iPhone 5S reveals some resemblance to the same part on the Apple iPhone 5 although the connectors and the circuitry are both apparently different than what is seen inside the current Apple smartphone. The serial numbers (821-1684-01 for the Apple iPhone 5S and 821-1474-A for the Apple iPhone 5) are close enough to make this seem believable. Also leaked is a photograph of a vibration unit for the Apple iPhone 5S. No serial numbers or identification appeared with the pictures for this part.

While one of the rumors about the next Apple iPhone was that it would offer a fingerprint scanner in the home button, the leak seems to put the kibosh on that rumor considering how similar the button said to be for the Apple iPhone 5S is compared to the one used on the Apple iPhone 5. On the other hand, leaked photographs purportedly of the loudspeaker module for the Apple iPhone 5S and the Apple iPhone 6 from back in January, suggested that the next-generation iPhone would be called the Apple iPhone 6 with a low-cost model named the Apple iPhone 5S. In that case, it still is possible that a home button with fingerprint scanning capabilities would show up in parts for the Apple iPhone 6.

source: NWE (translated) via AppleInsider

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1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

WOW... So what's the big deal????

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I mean the Atrix had it... I hope Apple don't term this innovation when it's improvised in a device.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hate me lovers!! :D

31. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Do you enjoy talking to yourself?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Posting after a long time......?!

41. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Security and its Apple exclusive: iScan

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Finger prints as security is not secure anyway.... It was used in a hospital, and was compromised using a silicone mode of a finger print. One Doctor was signing all his fellow Doctors in and got caught, cos someone saw him...

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Apple, you lied to us! BAD FRUIT!

33. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

eric cartman !! bad fruity !

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Of course there is no fingerprint scanner.

7. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What did you guys expect from apple? Surely not something revolutionary..... All the 5s will be is again a minimum update with all its security flaws that they can't even get updates to fix.

9. Aeires unregistered

1 "killer" feature scratched off the list. Will their own music service be ready in time? What "killer" feature do they have up their sleeves? Maybe Apple is getting back to their roots and keeping the entire phone locked down in secrecy instead of the massive leaks we saw with the 5 model. They need the secrecy to build the buzz, not many people are expecting much with the 5S beyond incremental bumps to the 5 model.

13. Rydsmith unregistered

It will have Apple Maps, that's revolutionary enough for me. /s

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then purchasing that company was a wast of money too Apple plus it's not even real news the home button is still the same. at least i have my finger sensor on my Atrix.

12. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

when is this apple going to get rid of the home botton in 10 years?

14. androidsucksass

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Once they do ... Samsung, will surely follow ..... Samsung sucks ...Android sucks ....wp8 sucks.... bb10 should die.... Long Live the iPhone .... The Greatest phone and software

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You do know the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung features on screen keys right?

39. chadrick0814 unregistered

You do know Samsung had the home button before Apple, right......Apple followed Samsung.

36. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

That will surely suck for those stores that have been making a living off replacing iphone home buttons. :( It will surely be a sad day for all those families.

15. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Lmao...your funny bro...android and wp8 smash on ios. .but hey my 12 yr old sister thinks it's the greatest ever too lol

16. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

finger scanning isn't that of a good idea of it anyways, Plus talkes longer to use the phone and i knew it wasen't going to be in their phones anyways.

18. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I'm happy with a pin number/pattern. A finger print scanner on a phone seems very gimmicky to me. It's an unnecessary solution to a problem that already has a solution.

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

don't see the big fuzz about this.. so what if it was on the Atrix.. the S4 is using eye scrolling that is already on LG devices... and not one of you haters said anything..

21. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i remember the scanner being off to the right of the home button in the patent http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/10/apple-invents-biometric-features-for-e-commerce-security.html

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This is a massive surprise for ifans,there will be more massive surprises in store when its leaked that the iPhone 5s doesn't have a projector keyboard,pico screen projector and some other such resolutionary features. Its just gonna be an iPhone 5 with a better camera and updated processor all wrapped in an Apple ribbon and bow emblazoned with the words "wow" "amazing" and "new"!

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Just like the S3 to S4 right?

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

S4 and S3 apart design similarities are totally different devices, so get some new trolling ideas.

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so did the ip4 and the ip4S, but that didnt stop your trolling..

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Between Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3 is more and greater differences than between IPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. :P

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