iPhone 5S to come with fingerprint sensor, photo suggests

Photo purportedly depicts a new cable part and sensor for the home button on Apple's anticipated iPhone 5S.


A newly surfaced photo suggests that, as has been frequently speculated, Apple's next iPhone will come with fingerprint scanning technology.

Tuesday, French site Nowhereelse.fr published a photo, reportedly obtained by a "mole," that supposedly depicts a new part for the home button on Apple's anticipated iPhone 5S. The photo of the home button flex cable shows a new sensor affixed to the button and includes an identifier that is consistent with Apple's number scheme for parts, according to MacRumors.

"The flex cable part is far more complex than that seen in the iPhone 5 or even the alleged iPhone 5S part leaked last month, containing a new square surface as well as several other components that may be related to fingerprint sensor functionality," MacRumors reported.

The speculation as to whether Apple will add the security feature to its smartphone will end soon enough. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone 5C model at a press event on September 10.

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