iPhone 5S to Feature Sapphire Crystal Touch Home Button With Fingerprint Scanner?

Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:55pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18303 views

A new report from TechNews predicts that the iPhone 5S will feature a sapphire crystal capacitive touch home button with integrated fingerprint scanner.

CultofMac relays the report from the Taiwanese site.

They insist Apple will employ a capacitive touch home button for the first time with the iPhone 5S, eliminating one of the most unreliable components in an iOS device (the physical home button has a tendency to fail after long periods of use). Not only will it be a capacitive touch button, but it’ll also incorporate a fingerprint sensor, the sources claim.

Sapphire crystal is highly transparent and extraordinarily scratch-resistant making it a good choice to cover the fingerprint scanner. Apple currently uses sapphire crystal to cover the lens of the iPhone's camera to prevent any scratches from ruining your photos.

A fingerprint scanner has been predicted for the iPhone 5S repeatedly based on Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec.

TechNews says that the device will arrive in August or September, alongside a plastic low-cost iPhone.

Read More [via CultofMac]


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Mikael - May 16, 2013 at 9:23am
Is this an ios forum?? Wtf are all these cheap plastic samshit freaks here and trolling for? Leave us alone with the best quality world can offer... Cheap plastic asshoooles
steve jobs - May 14, 2013 at 10:50pm
it's looking a lot like Samsung, go a get. let all sing together, it's looking a lot like Samsung
Stephen - May 14, 2013 at 8:26pm
So glad I opted for the HTC One. I can't imagine going back to an Apple phone. The openness of Linux is something Apple can match, but will never be willing to do.
fivefingerdiscount - May 14, 2013 at 7:45pm
Home button ? Home button ? Get rid of the Home Button !
Mikael - May 14, 2013 at 7:02pm
Haters suck my right ball and put a samsung phone in your ass at the same time.
Dr. Ruth - May 14, 2013 at 7:10pm
Ah, you're referring to "The Egg and The Doughnut" position, from the Kama Sutra. Very interesting choice. However, please note that it usually involves the LEFT testicle, and severe injury may result from using the right one. You're welcome!
Masoud - May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm
Cool! Are u a sexpert?!
Milkman - May 15, 2013 at 3:12am
I'll keep my Samsung in my pocket, you can rub that scrotum scanner on your taint.
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