Purported Apple iPhone 5S user guide diagram shows new Home button/Touch ID sensor

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Purported Apple iPhone 5S user guide diagram shows new Home button/Touch ID sensor
A purported diagram of the Apple iPhone 5S from its user guide, shows off a new home button that is rounded without the traditional square imprint in the middle. The part is actually labeled Home button/Touch ID sensor. All signs, including a report we told you about in the Wall Street Journal, point to that long rumored fingerprint sensor touching down at last inside the Apple iPhone 5S.

Suppose the sensor is the big show-stopping, toe tapping number that it appears to be. Will it be enough to gather some momentum at Cupertino? After all, this is not the first smartphone to have such a sensor on board. The Motorola ATRIX 4G also offered one which users complained about. Too often, the sensor did not work right.

You might be wondering what the purpose of the fingerprint sensor is. The idea is to offer a more secure and faster way to unlock your phone. The sensor is also expected to be used to help secure identifications for mobile payments.

We are now closing in the 10 hour mark until the 1pm EDT start of Apple's event. Of course, we expect to see the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5S, seen in the render that accompanies this article, and the budget priced Apple iPhone 5C. If you're wondering when you might actually be able to purchase the phones, the latest buzz calls for a September 20th launch. And yes, there are some people already waiting in line!

source:nowhereelse.fr (translated) via Engadget

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