iPhone 5S to Feature Fingerprint Scanner and NFC?
A new report from the China Times claims the iPhone 5S will feature a fingerprint scanner and NFC capabilities. Apple is said to have selected Chipbond as the supplier for the required components; as well as for the device's touch display driver.
Rumors of a fingerprint scanner have been popular of late with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicting last week that the iPhone 5S would offer the feature. The basis behind this prediction is Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec, a provider of mobile and network security solutions, last July.
The NFC rumor has popped up numerous times over the past few years; however, last September Apple SVP Phil Schiller didn't sound promising when speaking about the possibility. It's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem, Schiller said. "Passbook does the kinds of things customers need today."
Foxconn has reportedly started production of the iPhone 5S on the same line as the iPhone 5 which suggests minimal changes to the device.
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