Fingerprint Sensor

Next-Generation iPhone Could Feature Sapphire Crystal Home Button [Rumor]

Tired of fingerprint scanner rumors? Well get used to them, because it looks like fingerprint sensors are going to be the big iPhone rumor this year. According to the Taiwanese website TechNews, the next-generation iPhone will feature a sapphire crystal capacitive touch home button with fingerprint scanning technology. The iPhone 5 iSight camera is also made with sapphire crystal to cut down on scratches. Using the same material for the home button would help keep the fingerprint sensor intact and functional.

iPhone 5S Rumors

TechNews also claims that the next-generation iPhone will be all small upgrade from the iPhone 5, and will feature a 4-inch display. The Taiwanese website's supply chain sources believe that the so-called "iPhone 5S" will be released sometime in August alongside the rumored budget iPhone. Previous rumors have also suggested that the new iPhone will feature a new 13 megapixel camera with a larger rear flash, and it will be available in an iPod touch-like array of colors.

More iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor Rumors Surface

I don't know if it's due to a lack of interest, or lack of information, but next generation iPhone rumors have been scarce this year. However, one rumor that has been consistent is that the next generation iPhone will feature a fingerprint sensor. Apple is purportedly working with Chipbond Science and Technology to make the fingerprint sensor a reality, according to the China Times.

iPhone 5S Rumors

The Home button will be transformed into a fingerprint scanner, which will allow users to easily enter passwords or authorize purchases with just the push of a button. This will be a lot easier than having to enter a password every time you want to access your phone, or buy an app, but I doubt Big Brother conspiracy theorists will be big fans.

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