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Old Jun 29, 2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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iPhone 5S To Have  (Apple) Symbol As Home Button?

Not sure what to think of this, but Letemsvetemapplem have posted a photo of an alleged iPhone 5S home button:



I don't think it's real, but could make sense as a larger window for the fingerprint sensor?

Cult of Mac article here: http://www.cultofmac.com/233786/the-...hone-5s-image/

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A new shot published by Letemsvetemapplem — which has a credible history with Apple leaks in the past — suggests that Apple might make a major change to the home button in iPhone 5S, replacing the icon that exists there now with a big, glowing Apple symbol.
On one hand, it seems a little unsubtle for Apple. A little too strongly branded. Apple usually places their logo on their devices so that it faces away from the device’s owner: Apple wants other people to know you’re using one of their products, not constantly bludgeon you with their brand.
However, the iPhone 5S is widely believed to pack a fingerprint sensor underneath the home button. Perhaps this sensor requires a larger “window” to work than the current home button icon could provide?
I’m skeptical, but we’ll see.
http://www.letemsvetemapplem.eu/2013...s-logem-apple/
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Anything is possible. It's a bit surprising given Apples vanity driven culture that they didn't do this sooner.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Looks like the logo is transparent. Maybe a window for a finger print sensor, or maybe this is their idea of a notification LED? The button lights up when there is a notification.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Another rumor out of Asia says that the home button will include a LED that lights up briefly in certain situations, such as to indicate a successful payment.

The home button can and likely will appear solid black most of the time. This is the first potential evidence I have seen for the "light up" home button. Otherwise, there is no reason for the cutout to be in the shape of the Apple logo.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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iPhone 5S to have Apple Logo Home Button that includes

Fingerprint scanner AND LED transparent neon light notifications. Multiple colors that will be very awesome.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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Apple logo home button? Seems like that would look hideous.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Seems like a gimmick.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 10:33 AM   #8
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Another rumor out of Asia says that the home button will include a LED that lights up briefly in certain situations, such as to indicate a successful payment.

The home button can and likely will appear solid black most of the time. This is the first potential evidence I have seen for the "light up" home button. Otherwise, there is no reason for the cutout to be in the shape of the Apple logo.
I can think there might be an apple shaped white plastic in the back of the home
button, thus the reason it is transparent.. that's a huge maybe tho.

For all we know, it might be fake
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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I would much rather see a lighted Apple logo on the back, with the option to customize it to on/off/timer/on or off during calls or charging or incoming calls etc... than this!!
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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Now people are just making **** up for the sake of getting page hits.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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Fingerprint scanner AND LED transparent neon light notifications. Multiple colors that will be very awesome.
Don't forget home button gestures. If the home button has a fingerprint sensor, Apple can use the sensor to support gestures. That's a feature of the sensor technology that Apple acquired from Authentec.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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Honestly, I think it looks hideous. Just enlarge the current button icon and make it transparent. I hope it turns out to be fake.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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Honestly that looks horrible. Hopefully its a fake.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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It's so ****ing easy to create a fake like this. SMH
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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I personally would LOVE that for notifications. Especially if it came in various color spectrums. Now that'd be sweet!
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Honestly that looks horrible. Hopefully its a fake.
Agreed, it is awful.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:29 PM   #17
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Don't forget home button gestures. If the home button has a fingerprint sensor, Apple can use the sensor to support gestures. That's a feature of the sensor technology that Apple acquired from Authentec.
Finger print sensor, and capacitive touch sensors are not the same thing, and have in the past been exclusive.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 03:31 PM   #18
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Is it possible that this is just some custom work someone did on their own iPhone? For that it looks pretty good. I certainly wouldn't be able to do something that good on my own iPhone.

But for something officially Apple it looks old and uneven.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 04:04 PM   #19
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Bad taste tho
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 06:12 PM   #20
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I don't buy it. Apple has its logo already on the iPhone..

"On one hand, it seems a little unsubtle for Apple. A little too strongly branded. Apple usually places their logo on their devices so that it faces away from the device’s owner: Apple wants other people to know you’re using one of their products, not constantly bludgeon you with their brand."
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Agreed, it is awful.
Same here. One of the reasons I like the iPhone is because it doesn't have someone's darn logo or anything else distracting on the front.

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I don't buy it. Apple has its logo already on the iPhone..

"On one hand, it seems a little unsubtle for Apple. A little too strongly branded. Apple usually places their logo on their devices so that it faces away from the device’s owner: Apple wants other people to know you’re using one of their products, not constantly bludgeon you with their brand."
That's a great quote. Where's it from?
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Looks like the logo is transparent. Maybe a window for a finger print sensor, or maybe this is their idea of a notification LED? The button lights up when there is a notification.
It is transparent. There is also a small circular opening to the upper (R) of the square. The part is square with the round button within. Zoom the image below.

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new...ction_line.jpg

IMO, I'm thinking scanner on the Square and a RED Notification LED under the small opening to the (R).
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Seems like a gimmick.
It's a gimmick if (assuming it's true) it adds no additional functionality; but of course we do know that yet. I can see a wide variety of possible uses for a notification light on the front of a phone that just happens to be in the shape of the Apple logo.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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I personally would LOVE that for notifications. Especially if it came in various color spectrums. Now that'd be sweet!
Agreed. A notification light would be great, whether it's the Apple Logo or not.
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That's a great quote. Where's it from?
The Cult of Mac article here posted in the OP: http://www.cultofmac.com/233786/the-...hone-5s-image/
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