iPhone 5S home button leaks in perfect clarity: Apple to include a fingerprint sensor

iPhone 5S home button leaks in perfect clarity: Apple to include a fingerprint sensor
The home button for the upcoming iPhone 5S has leaked before, but this time we get to see it in near perfect clarity in images that by all visible clues confirm Apple will include a fingerprint scanner in the key.

The iPhone 5S home button has long been rumored to come with a fingerprint reader that could be used to unlock the device easily or for cashless payments. Now, we get to see the button and the wiring, and the leak is once again coming from prolific Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.

The new button and its chips and wiring differs drastically from what Apple has previously included in iPhones, and that’s what suggests Cupertino has this time included a fingerprint scanner. We have a hard time recognizing any particular part that would lead us to a more definite conclusion, but we’d welcome you to take out your magnifying glass and Sherlock Holmes spirit and examine the images below for yourselves.


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55 Comments

1. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

whatever..

14. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Why the hell are you here? And by the way a fingerprint technology in a phone is very interesting.

45. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I can only assume Apple would put in a scanner if it worked nearly flawlessly. Unlike other companies, I don't think Apple would release a product that was only so-so when it comes to user experience. Therefore, this is pretty exciting. I hope quality fingerprint scanners become the norm for smartphones. The possibilities would be endless.

50. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so youre saying its interesting on a iPhone when the Atrix 4G already had it

51. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I am saying scanner technology that can read a finger print close to 100% of the time is very cool and would be welcomed on all mobile internet devices. I love Apple products, but I don't care about Apple. Apple is just a company. I love great products no matter who makes them.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How many times are we going too see the same picture and the same phone/article?

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And how many times are you gonna keep clicking the same articles saying the same thing, and saying "too" instead of "to"?

39. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

hahaha nice one dj!

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx RP, he asked for that one.

28. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

You don't like the article? Then why waste your time coming to the site, clicking on the article, and commenting? Classic troll behavior.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly +1

54. astroparthi

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 19, 2009

whatsoever...?

2. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

oh em gee....zzz

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

WOW!!! (looks just like the power button from an old Sony laptop circa 2003 and Apple just gave it new life) I can just hear those wool-covered drones now, "but mommy iCan unlock my phone with my fingerprint and the rest of the herd is getting one and it's so innovative".

13. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Of course will copy Sony.

40. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

BBBUUUURRRRNNNNNN!!! :DDD Aah the smell of trolls burning! Makes my day :D

4. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

with the amount of leaks, when Apple finally releases the new iPhone(s), it would just be so meh. everything would be so expected

46. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

But imagine if they release a watch as well. Pretty much noone is expecting one. That would definitely be exciting.

5. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Oh, how interesting. Next time please show the ram modules too, that would be awsome. LOL

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Actually, I would like to see pictures of the underside of the top cover of the new box the new iPhone is going to be packaged in. Oh, and pictures of the plastic wrap that's always on the box. Oh, and silly me, please show pictures of the machine that is going to print iPhone 5S on the box before shrink-wrapping said iBox.

41. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

And you both and all other noobs will still be here. Commenting. Burning.

6. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

meanwhile in parallel universe.....

8. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Lol - what an interesting piece......Still, more interesting than the Galaxy Gear i suppose..

29. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

You Wish... at least the Galaxy Gear represents something forward-thinking, whereas Apple's just playing catch-up to other manufacturers by STEALING their UI design elements e.g. Lock Screen and Task switching for Windows Phone, Control Panel and Notifications from Android. Looking forward selling my (arse-backward) iPhone 5 today and ordering BOTH the Galaxy Note 3 + Galaxy Gear on Friday.

35. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Same ole same ole. Everyone takes ideas from everyone and your life will be so much better when you realize that. And lets take a quick trip down memory lane and look at Android before the iPhone, oh wait. Well how about Windows Phone before the iPhone, thats right PDAs that could make phone calls with resistive screens that could only work properly with a stylus. Apple is simply learning and applying just like Android and Microsoft so give it a break.

49. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yeah when the iwatch launch next year they would be all over it thinking its something more innovative than the Galaxy Gear watch

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

iParts are great...

42. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

You are correct!

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Stop blogging about iCrap parts :/

43. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Stop reading.

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