Spare parts for Apple iPhone 5S leak out; no fingerprint scanner revealed

Spare parts for Apple iPhone 5S leak out; no fingerprint scanner revealed
Pictures of what are alleged to be spare parts for the Apple iPhone 5S give us a revelation. Apparently there will be no fingerprint scanner on the phone, at least not one that is connected to the Home button. Last month, the oft-rumored fingerprint sensor was blamed for a slowdown in production of the next iteration of the iPhone. Even PayPal's Chief Information Security Officer hinted that the feature was coming.

The parts that we are happy to pass along to you are said to include the Apple iPhone 5S card holder, the charger connector flex for the device, the front camera flex, the Home button flex, speaker button, vibrator flex, Wi-Fi flex, On-Off flex cable and the Speaker flex. According to the latest word we have, Apple will introduce the Apple iPhone 5C and the Apple iPhone 5S on September 28th with a launch on the 27th of the same month.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Techkiddy

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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)



1. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

That was the only part I was looking for... Besides the finger scanner, there's really no more innovation besides a specs increase and a whole lot of other baloney :/ was considering this because Moto X will be too expensive off-contract and on.

3. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Welcome to apple, this has been the issue. People shouldn't expect any crazy hardware changes when iOS 7 is the point of this year.....i personally think it time they stepped away from their "hardware year, software year" strategy, at least till they even out the field, but thats up to them.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

All I would really expect out of apple right now is a quad core cpu and better cameras.

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Fingerprint scanners are completely useless. My college roommate had one on his laptop. He activated it so instead of typing in your password, you use the scanner. It was only a matter of time until he had to print out his paper for class and the fingerprint scanner wouldn't read. He ended up getting points taken off for a late paper. Obviously this exact scenario wouldn't happen for the iPhone, but I could definitely see similar issues with the scanner not reading. With that being said, and as an Apple fan, I'm once again highly disappointed in the lack of changes from the 5 to the 5S. iOS7 should be beautiful, but the device itself is just, blah.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Not to give Apple too much credit, but you really think they'd overlook something like that? Every phone has back up ways in.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh... Innovation is gone.

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Of course!! Do you think it is easy for the majority of its users who have ARTHRITIS to use the finger print scanner?

8. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I don't get it... They're going to announce the phones on September 28 and release them one day before they announce them on September 27???

9. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1363; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Did'nt you hear Apple has a Patent on time travel. Lol Yeah, I am trying to figure that one out? Hey PA you need to fix the dates I believe you have them reversed.

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