WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn't know

WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn't know
Just in case it wasn't enough for you to have multiple rumors, leaks, photos, and various experts reporting that the Apple iPhone 5S would have a fingerprint scanner, The Wall Street Journal has added its respected voice to the confirmation that yes, the next iPhone will in fact have a fingerprint scanner.

The Wall Street Journal is a respected news publication, and it often has suspiciously well-timed confirmation of Apple rumors, but we don't really know that we needed WSJ to confirm this one. There have been rumors for months, and more and more definitive proof ever since we saw the fingerprint scanner code in iOS 7 beta. 

Unfortunately, WSJ doesn't have much to add on the topic other than saying that the iPhone 5S will in fact have a fingerprint scanner; and, as we could have easily assumed, the iPhone 5C will not. It is still unknown how exactly the scanner will work, or what kind of functionality will be added. For example, it is assumed that the fingerprint scanner will allow for more security when unlocking the device, but it is unclear if it will also add security to apps that hold sensitive information, and whether 3rd party developers would be able to implement that security if it does exist. 

Of course, we'll find out everything in about 12 and a half hours. 

source: WSJ

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18 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Icrap...release date 9/20 for those who didn\'t know

15. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Better hope the fingerprint scanner works better than iMaps... I can already hear Apple saying... \"Your holding it wrong\".

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"As if we didn't know." Given the fallibility of our human senses, what can we REALLY know?

3. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

steals someones iphone 5S.. they be like.. ha they need my fingerprint to unlock it... wait.. my fingerprint is all over the phone screen... :O

4. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

9-11 anyone?

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

\"WSJ confirms the fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S, as if we didn\'t know...and like we didn\'t post it before\"

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

So whens the first story coming of a stolen phone and the theif cutting their finger off to unlock it?

11. Sauce unregistered

Soon I guess, since we didn\'t hear one about that happening with the Atrix. Oh wait... what\'s an Atrix?

13. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

what\'s up with everyone using \ ?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31638; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one +1. The guys are going at early today. It's gonna be heated after 10am

18. Sauce unregistered

Yea tell me about it lol. I want to know where everyone is getting this Haterade from.

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

wait the note3 has a fingerprint scanner right?

12. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

No, it doesn't. It was rumored to though.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wish there was a company that had a patent on fingerprint scanners on mobile devices that could block the sales of all iphail5S

9. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

wow, you do realize that they are most likely still paying someone to use the actual scanner tech right? i really don\'t like iPhones but I\'m sick of fanbois

10. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Motorola had the feature on their Atrix 4G.... I wonder if the iPhoo will allow two fingers to be programed like the Atrix . I had my right index finger and my sons' left so he can play games without bothering me every time it locked.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow this is something new. ;)

16. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Is it just my computer, or does the link to the source literally just say the title?

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