iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor New Details Emerge

According to several reports, the upcoming iPhone is expected to be launched next month, September 10th with a new killer feature, Apple has been hard at work to add a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 5S. So, let’s learn more about the iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor, follow us!


The new sensor will be placed beneath the home button and will allow you to unlock the phone, take photos as you place your thumb over the home button and possibly even authenticate web logins that require password. Device theft and security are a major concern today as smartphones now carry most of our personal and financial information. So, it is not surprising that Apple would invest in this new technology. Another area that could have interested Apple to adopt the technology is the ease of use and unobtrusive nature of the new tech.

Fingerprint sensor in the nextgen iPhone according to 9to5Mac will be placed below the home button however, the button itself will not appear to be any different that the previous gen iOS devices. The publication further notes that Apple secretively tested the fingerprint sensor in an “external housing” rather that building it into the iPhone 5S when it was in the prototype stage. The “untrained eye” won’t be able to distinguish between the iPhone 5S home button and previous gen home button.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities had previously predicted that the new home button will be sapphire covered with a convex shape. Kuo has a good track record of correctly reporting on Apple rumors.

However, the most conclusive evidence of the new fingerprint sensor was actually found in iOS 7 beta 4 where a few strings of code very clearly referenced to the use of fingerprint scanning. All reference were removed in the 5th beta update.

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