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

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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  • 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)



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Meh...no innovation, just copy of other existing phone features.....

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah. I know it\'s a blah upgrade. But I\'m going to upgrade my mother in law to a new iPhone from her Galaxy S 3 because maybe with the Playskool phone she can actually take good pictures... I\'ve heard something about iPhone cameras being idiot proof.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Soooo, are you saying shes an idiot? LoL

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Apple doesn'tdo anythinf that hasn'tbeen done before they just do it better :P

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I have a feeling that you don\'t swipe your finger on the scanner, but simply hold your thumb or finger on it and voila, your phone unlocks.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I am sure that's how it's done and this is real innovation which I haven't seen in any other device. Like which phone has a fingerprint sensor in the button?! But the google cock-suckers here are going to mock it anyway.

8. iamovie

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Lol Fail... Motorola Atrix 4g had a fingerprint scanner years ago, And the Pantech vega LTE has it too so yeah. Android cock suckers probably won\'t bother mocking it cuz that\'s just too easy. Apple isn\'t even trying


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Does any one of the phones you mentioned have a fingerprint sensor in their homebutton? Answer that! Clearly you couldn't understand my comment. "Lol fail" applies to you BTW

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He totally missed your point, but are you surprised? Look at the way he typed his post, like 6 year old. +1

17. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Both phones are irrelevant. At least with the 5S having it, it\'ll be used by masses.

7. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Amazing and Beautiful Smartphone!

9. dragonisinogard

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Look for everyone saying omg this was done before blah blah blah look at it this way. It doesn't matter who gets their first but who does it best. Think about cars, By everyone's own admissions around here than the Ford Model T is therefore the best car ever because it was the first car. It doesn't matter that Chrysler made a better car or Dodge made a better engine by your guys sayings than it means that Ford Model T did it first so its best. Be open minded and be glad you guys get a choice, there are multiple countries that don't get choices and have to take what they can get. So shut up quit the fighting and just let innovation work however it works. Be it Apple making the Mouse and Microsoft coming and making it work and releasing it first. Or Motorola using a Fingerprint Reader that HTC used first on Windows Phones, and now Motorola put it on a Android and it flopped. Now Apple will try to make it work. Android is a great OS I love it but the multiple cell makers, the multiple issues is its downfall. What people don't realize is that people gear towards names they know vs names they don't know. Now granted a lot of the Android makers are getting better but Apple is still Apple, Nokia isn't known here in the states for their great smartphones because up until Windows Phone and their Partnership and eventual buyout with Microsoft they only sold their smartphones off contract for 300+ sometimes upwards of 800 dollars. That is why Nokia isn't selling as many smartphone as Apple, HTC, and Samsung. Think about it you walk into a store you have 1500 for a TV, you see a Westinghouse, a Samsung, a LG and a Element. You aren't going to think twice about the Westinghouse or Element even if they are 1000 compared to Samsung or LG you are going to buy name brand. These flame wars are getting stupid just be happy with what you can get which thankfully in this country is quite a lot. Be happy that Apple albeit slow is working on beating their opposition, be glad that Google has opposition to make themselves better. Has anyone thought of what would happen if their was no competition for Apple or Google? We would end up in a world of dumbphones because they wouldn't have to be better than any other phone out there because they would all have the same features. Just be happy shut up and stop comparing Apple and Google and be proud they are fighting each other to make each other a better phone company.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post of the day +1

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, the only thing Apple did for competition was start the touchscreen craze. Once Android came into the scene, there was nothing pushing it to evolve. Think back starting from Froyo all the way to 4.3 Jelly Bean, how many of the improvement from then to now were due to the fact that competition was pushing them to do it? I can only think of 2, which is 1) Project Butter (Jelly Bean) 2) Intuitive interface (ICS). I believe Android would still be where it is today, with or without iOS\'s progress. In fact, it\'s iOS that would still be stalled at iOS 3 or something if it weren\'t for Android posing a threat to it. Hell, if it weren\'t for Apple trying to slow Android down with their endless amounts of pathetic lawsuits, forcing Google to find workarounds that make some parts of Android clunky, Android would have been fully refined and polished by now.

19. Sauce unregistered

Yes, blame Androids "clunky" and "slowed down" atmosphere on Apple and lawsuits. Good one haha. P.S. There are tons of other companies/corporations suing Google,Samsung, and other figure heads. You just do not hear about it. Why? Because they are not Apple. Why? Think about it.

22. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Why? Because other companies didn't sue over stupid things like "rubberband effects" or "Rectangular shaped phones"

23. dragonisinogard

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

So you are saying that without anyone going whatever you can do I can do it better Android would still feel a need to evolve? Your wrong, think about it this way okay Apple was happy with how their phone was doing. Android came out got updated for MMS Apple took it and made it better than Android had to make their MMS better. Than Android added Copy and Paste, so Apple had to make it better, an plenty of people say that Apple got Copy and Paste right and Android failed. Intuitive Interface that you state would be nothing without Apple before IOs, They also took the Notification shade and according to a lot of people they also did it right. Now the Innovation part is that they are the first to release a 64 Bit OS on a Phone. Also one last parting remark without Apple helping Linux to become more famous Android would probably cease to exist, Apple is the biggest Linux Based Company out there.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow 2 in 1 combo. Home button and Touch ID Sensor in a button. Just great iNnovation. ;)

13. KashAli

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Too late Apple moved to android! you can be greedy now putting less features and saying twice as fast fooling us all the time and leaving some features to put in the next iPhone greedy pricks.

15. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

What\'s the point of putting the fingerprint scanner on the home button if the home button is going to spoil after 3 months eventually? Like every single one of my friends who use iPhone use that Assistive Touch thing because either their home button\'s spoilt, or about to spoil (Loose, lopsided, stiff, etc.).

18. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Tough luck for them I guess. I\'ve never met anyone with that problem. I only know of one person who broke their lock button and has to use the assistive touch.

20. Sauce unregistered

Do your friends happen to be orks, giants, russians, or body building weight lifting jug heads?

21. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

no, unlike yours, mine are real people

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