The iPhone 5S' fingerprint sensor allegedly the culprit in a production slowdown
posted by Chris P. / Jul 16, 2013, 10:01 AM
"Volume production of fingerprint-recognition and LCD driver chips for the iPhone 5S should have started at the end of June or early in July, but issues related to yield rates will delay commercial production of the two chips to the end of July, therefore affecting the initial supply of the iPhone 5S, the sources explained."
In case you somehow missed all the frantic hype – the iPhone 5S is expected to come with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its Home button. And lest you think a mere sapphire glass got us speculating about the possibility, we remind you that almost exactly a year ago Apple snatched biometric security firm AuthenTec for a reported $356 million. Moreover, PayPal's Chief Information Security Officer has hinted as much in a keynote speech two months ago, and that's as reputable a source you're likely to get when unofficial information is involved.
Of course, we're not at all oblivious to skepticism. In fact, for all we know, the sensor could very well be intended for the iPhone after the 5S. Whether that turns out to be the case, we'll have to wait and see.
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Hummm.... Get the iPhone 5s that has no design difference for the iPhone 5... or wait until the iPhone 6 comes out in the Spring! That is the question!!!
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 10:06 AM 0
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Considering apple's history it's only worth getting the S versions. Those are the ones where they in all the features they were holding back going all the way back to the 3GS.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 10:16 AM 5
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Point! This is very true. Better off upgrading with the "S" cycle than then each full next gen version... not just for the held back features but for he better hardware, refinement and bug fixes that the S versions get
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 10:42 AM 5
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Oh look a fingerprint scanner I've had that since 2011 with Motorola Atrix 4G which I still have to this day.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 10:53 AM 4
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A fingerprint scanner would be greay guys... OH WAIT!!! We can't do that because some people will hate us for it because motorola already did that :(((
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 11:01 AM 1
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If they announce fingerprint scanner for iphone 5S then what INNOVATION will be available on iphone 6?
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 11:17 AM 0
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the iphone 6 will be thinner and will have a bigger screen ( the iphone with the biggest screen ever ). and the battery will be slighty bigger. and probably iOS7.1 that will include some revolutionnary ''ipanels '' and ''iwidgets'' that will be copied from WP8 and Android. And it's all gonna be revolutionnary. and expensive.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 11:36 AM 5
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