RUMOR: iPhone 5S Will Feature Fingerprint Sensor

Posted on March 11, 2013 by


This rumor doesn’t seem very believable to me, but there are some reports that Apple will feature a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S for biometric user authentication. China Times says that the new fingerprint sensing technology will enable heightened security for  Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that will be used for mobile payments.

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo suggests that the iPhone 5S will be announced at an Apple event in June and go on sale in July. Kuo was also among the first to claim that the iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint sensor placed underneath the Home button.

I don’t expect either of these rumors to actually happen. Most of these “analysts” who get a lot of attention like Kuo are usually wrong.

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