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

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

Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:55pm by iClarified · 22608 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]


iPhone 5S to Feature Sapphire Crystal Touch Home Button With Fingerprint Scanner?
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Mikael
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
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
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
fivefingerdiscount - May 14, 2013 at 7:45pm
Home button ? Home button ? Get rid of the Home Button !
Mikael
Mikael - May 14, 2013 at 7:02pm
Haters suck my right ball and put a samsung phone in your ass at the same time.
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