iPhone 5S Home Button Won't Be Convex But Will Scan Fingerprints, iOS 7 for iPad Could Be Delayed?

Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 25637 views

A new report from 9to5Mac offers some tidbits on the rumored fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S and suggests that Apple could delay iOS 7 for iPad.

First, the site says that part leaks revealing a fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S have been non-existent because Apple has been testing the feature externally over a cable system. It also refutes rumors that the home button will be convex to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.

Also contrary to recent talk, the new Home button’s design will not be noticeably convex. Perhaps the shape has changed, but the tweaked button is nothing distinct enough for the iPhone 5S to be identified as anything but an iPhone 5 by the untrained eye. There’s the possibility, however, that the etching and border of the Home button could become more shiny and look slightly different.

Customers who don't want to use the fingerprint scanner will be able to turn off the biometric authentication via the Settings app.

Second, the report indicates that Apple is behind with its development of iOS 7 for iPad. This is evidenced by the absence of iOS 7 for iPad from the first beta of the operating system that was seeded to developers. It's suggested that perhaps Apple will hold back iOS 7 for iPad until iOS 7.0.1 which could coincide with a separate iPad event in October.

While iOS 7.0 for iPhone is locked for the iPhone 5S launch in mid-September, there’s chatter inside Apple about the potential of holding back the iPad version for an iOS 7.0.1 release between late September and October; potentially alongside fresh new iPad hardware.

iOS 7.0.1 may also feature some of the "iOS in the Car" integration previously announced by Apple.

Finally, the report says Apple has already started development of iOS 8. While details are slim on the future software, there's chatter of a Siri API with restrictions to certain app categories and further advancements to iOS in the Car which would tie into the iPhone's camera to provide improved information about road conditions.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10th.

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Cringe - August 20, 2013 at 2:39pm
Great! Every iPhone I've owned has had problems with the home button after a year. Now they are going to make it more complicated and expensive to repair.
Steven blowjob - August 20, 2013 at 2:11am
Fingerprint is to make it easier for the GVMT to identify people, in the future when we are living in a police state, It'll be handy. WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER!
Dildo baits - August 20, 2013 at 2:36am
And what about no wifi or any tower signal, how would they find us then?
Me - August 19, 2013 at 10:03pm
I can see it will be an issue with the finger sensing. It is also ging to be a pain in the A$$. to scan your finger every time. I dont even use a password for my Iphone5. If I loose my iphone5 I will never get it back. Say good bye to it. So all this finger shiiit is useless. I'd rather have an Open IOS i can do what ever I want with my device than this. What the hell is the JAILBREAK for IOS7. I wont be purchasing this Iphone until the jailbreak is out,thats for certain
JW - August 20, 2013 at 1:40am
Ever lost an iPhone 5?? I guess not. Find my iPhone is bullshit. All the finder/thief had to do is restore it as new through iTunes. Then it's thier's. any thief knows to dump the SIM card and not access the Internet until its been wiped. Even if they are dumb enough to access the Internet find my iPhone only stores the last know location for 24hrs.... It could be so much stronger, using the IMEI number or MAC address to find it even after a restore. Never understood why apple don't implement this.....
Dildo baits - August 20, 2013 at 2:35am
Apple uses maps and it even know its own device where it is, tried it in best buy, wait until ios 7 update, when it's new with multitasking, notifacation on lock screen, control center and anything else, it will change everything including updated maps and fmi app, plus the rating is 4 stars! Not so bad but several people love it!
ISMAEL SANTOS - August 19, 2013 at 8:51pm
goofyself - August 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
This feature sold me .imagine you don't have to have type in unlock code to unlock your phone and applications. Great
David - August 27, 2013 at 8:26pm
Hey, after playing that game for 4 hours the other day, the drums is HARD, baecuse it's the most like the real instrument. I play Bass in a real band and I sucked at this game but a lot of fun ROCK ON!
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