Packaging for Apple iPhone 5S leaks, confirms fingerprint scanner

Packaging for Apple iPhone 5S leaks, confirms fingerprint scanner
With the Apple iPhone 5S expected to be introduced next Tuesday, it really should be no surprise that a picture of the packaging for the next full-priced iPhone has been leaked. The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to look like the current Apple iPhone 5, but with some changes here and there. For example, a dual LED lozenge shaped flash will be on the new model, as well as a new camera sensor with a lower f/2.0 aperture. The latter will allow Apple iPhone 5S users to take clear pictures in low-light conditions which allows Apple to compete with Nokia and Sony in this regard.

Other changes include a longer lasting battery, a faster A7 processor and the oft-rumored fingerprint scanner. Speaking of the scanner, a look at the iPhone 5S box  shows that the home button on the handset will have a ring around it, confirming the presence of the fingerprint scanner on the phone. Not only will it be used to securely allow the phone to unlock, it also will help with mobile payments to help identify the phone's owner. In addition to the traditional black and white color options, we should also see two new colors available for the iPhone 5S, gold and graphite.

September 10th is drawing nearer. Plan on keeping your eyes here as we cover the historic unveiling of not one, but two new Apple iPhone models on Tuesday as the budget priced Apple iPhone 5C is also expected to be unwrapped. Both phones should launch on September 20th.

Photos of leaked Apple iPhone 5S box; note the circle around the home button
Photos of leaked Apple iPhone 5S box; note the circle around the home button

Photos of leaked Apple iPhone 5S box; note the circle around the home button


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source: iPhone5Skopen (translated)

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • 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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80 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It has been confirmed here on pa more than three time now. Well looking forward for iPhone 5S with finger print scanner and good low light camera.

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I love to see what's on apple's table :)

14. bigstrudel

Posts: 574; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

The ring around the button is new info. Just saying.

49. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

apparently a circle = fingerprint scanner

2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

no 4.5 inhes or above then i am not gonna buy

25. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well then you are not going to buy it or at lest wait till 2016 . besides there is a rumour about Apple going to release a phablet. Its about 5 inch or so. A phablet for iusers and a big smartphone for others (since 5 inch is pretty small for todays phablet standard. Still it's just a rumour though)

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Correction: Apple actually testing various iPhablet sizes up to 6-inches

30. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you r right

76. willard12 unregistered

Cool. Bigger screen for more black space at the top and bottom.

3. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Always wondered what is the fingerprint scanner good for in a mobile phone.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Better security and potentially faster than punching in some passwords depending on how fast the scanner reads the fingerprint.

6. jskates420

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

Many things

21. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

User-settings (guest vs. admin), fast-switching between apps, submitting personal information to the NSA... Limitless potential!

55. HawaiiWarrior87

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Security and other things. I had the LG Expo and it had a fingerprint scanner

59. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If the scanner is of good quality... it is the most convenient way to unlock your phone while keeping a high security method... Face Unlock is good for some situations, but it is usually slower and you need good ambience light. Pin is not bad but it is easier to crack, and also slow in comparisson Pattern is now my preferred method after I gave up on my old Atrix 4G... but the fingerprint scanner will always be my favorite way to unlock my phone... Also it makes more sense to have it on a phone than a computer, since we unlock hundreds of times a day the phone, while only a few times a day a computer...

78. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

read the damn article dude!!!!!!

4. loebsall007

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

The ring around the phone is most likely an LED ring that will either light up red or green, depending on whos's trying to access your phone. And to the ding dong above^^^ Have fun not buying it because the 4" Screen is here to stay at least for this time around

23. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Brings me back to my days with my HTC Touch Diamond. Beautiful device, even compared to modern phones, and that LED ring was a big reason why.

7. Nesco

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

historic event?? !!...we know you are an apple fanboy..but don't make it too obvious :D

70. Gigabinzle

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

ugh i wanna lay you down

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I cannot wait to get mine. Hurry up 9-20-13 for 9-21-13

10. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Yaaaaay! Can't wait to sleep nights on the sidewalk in order to be the FIRST iChump to pay $900+ for a mid-range Jobs-legacy POS!

13. loebsall007

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

You seem a little butt hurt....!!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jealous?

79. rockblock123

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

being a typical iphone fudgepacker

27. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ha! I get what he did! You see guys, he added "i" in front of "Chump" to make "iChump." He's making fun of the fact that Apple products are similarly named! That's pretty clever man, I wish I had thought of that! ...or should I say "iWish iHad iThought iOf iThat!" Wow that felt great to say! I feel so much better making fun of people now that I can do it in a clever and sophisticated way! :)

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO way to slay that crap comment he left. It's older than time itself. +1

80. rockblock123

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

whoa dude u and your iphone ass buddies on line early ..yeaaa

74. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Please act like an adult.

11. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Didn't Motorola have this on their first Atrix device back in 2011?

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