With less than 24 hours to go for Apple’s iPhone event where it is widely expected to unveil iPhone 5S, French website Nowhereesle.fr has published a photo, which appears to be the quick start guide for iPhone 5S, which is usually included in the packaging.
As you can see in the photo above, the quick start guide refers to a “Home Button/Touch ID Sensor,” which confirms that iPhone 5S will indeed come with a fingerprint sensor which will be embedded in the Home button, and Apple plans to call it the Touch ID Sensor.
It has been widely speculated that one of the major new features of iPhone 5S will be the fingerprint sensor that will allow users to unlock their device without entering the password.
The name for the sensor indicates that users will be able to unlock the device by placing their finger on the Home button rather than swiping on it. While it is difficult to figure out clearly, but it also appears that it could have the ring around the Home button, and is an integral part of the fingerprint sensor. It also looks like it won’t come with iconic square marking on the Home button.
Earlier today, Wall Street Journal also confirmed that Apple’s new iPhone will come with a fingerprint sensor. According to the report, the fingerprint sensor will be available only in iPhone 5S, and won’t be available in the less-expensive iPhone 5C, which is also expected to be unveiled at the event tomorrow.
Apple is likely to use fingerprint sensor technology from Authentec, a mobile security firm, which it had acquired last year for $356 million.
If this photo of the iPhone 5S showing the Touch ID Sensor Home button turns out to be true, then it will go down as the one of the biggest Apple related scoops of all time, as packaging showing the new feature has never leaked before.
It looks like the real deal to me. What do you think?
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