Alleged iPhone 5S Parts Surface Once Again, Still No Sign of Fingerprint Scanner

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Techkiddy reposts (via some photos originally shared by Sonny Dickson showing alleged parts for Apple's upcoming iPhone 5S. While most of the parts have been seen several times in the past, the new fairly high-quality photos provide a continuing look at the parts, which include the nano-SIM tray and speaker button, as well as flex cables for the home button, charger connector, WiFi component, and speaker.
    Home button flex cable
    Perhaps most notably, the home button flex cable continues to show no signs of a fingerprint scanner. Evidence surfacing in the iOS 7 Beta 4 code earlier this week showed references to a tutorial instructing iPhone users how to use a fingerprint scanner, apparently located on the device's home button.

    Front camera flex cable
    One complication with part leaks this year is Apple's apparent plans to launch both an iPhone 5S and a new lower-cost plastic iPhone. Suppliers and other sources may in some cases be confusing which parts are from which device.

    Earlier this year, French website Nowhereelse also posted photos of alleged iPhone 5S parts, including the home button, vibrator, and volume/mute flex cables, with no apparent evidence of a fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 5S is expected to launch sometime in the fall alongside the heavily rumored low-cost iPhone, potentially named the iPhone 5C.

    Article Link: Alleged iPhone 5S Parts Surface Once Again, Still No Sign of Fingerprint Scanner
  2. macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    Finger print scanner is going to be for the iPhone 5FS. Might as well start gadget spamming like Samsung.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Cool! Apple is announcing it the day after it is released!

    No one will see it coming. :apple: :D
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    This doesn't make any sense to me.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2013
    Perhaps there will be a fingerprint reader in the new iPad, not the next iPhone.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    So they will release it the day before it's announced???

    And I'm very confused about this fingerprint sensor... We keep hearing it's coming this year, but we've seen zero physical evidence it's going to be there.

    If it ends up not leaking parts beforehand and makes it into the 5S it will be very impressive, at least I think it will be.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
  8. macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Fingerprint sensor in screen maybe? I hope so at least.
  9. macrumors regular

    May 22, 2013
    where ever I am at.
    I'll be surprised if a fingerprint sensor ends up in the 5S. Not so much because it's there, but because they did such a good job of not leaking parts or giving any real evidence of its existence.
  10. macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Suddenly all those 'fingerprint scanning' apps might get a new lease of life!
  11. macrumors 65816

    Aug 30, 2009
    So announce on the 28th but will launch on the 27th the same month.

    So launch a day before announced?
  12. macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2011
    I'm likely not getting a new iPhone until the 6 comes out so if there really is a fingerprint sensor I hope they have it in the iPad 5
  13. macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    Controlled leaks required too much effort, so they now give very gadget blog the opportunity to run with last minute leaks the day before the special event. :)
  14. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    364 day waiting period. HYPE!
  15. macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2011
    The fingerprint scanner is on the lock screen and will take the place of the 4 digit passkey.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    Makes perfect sense to me. Going against every traditional ways of launching a product, Apple will silently display and sell the iPhone 5S in store without the customers knowing (since they both look the same). And then the day after, Apple will announce the 5S and indicating that all customers who bought it the day before has the 5S in their hands. Thus cutting down the long waits and drama of getting the iPhone 5S. Genius! :D
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    C'mon, Apple, give us the fingerprint sensor... They are all over my iDevice displays anyway!
  18. macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2012
    This. I read this and thought 'interesting'.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2013
    MacRumors author screwed something up!

    This is a quote from which MacRumors is quoting:
    "The device is expected to be released on September 18"

    So what the heck does MacRumors mean with 28/27?!
  20. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    MacRumors = 88mph.

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  21. macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010
    nothing will take the place of the passkey. if/when the scanner arrives it will be an option -- just as one can use a strong password instead of the PIN.
  22. locoboi187, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
  23. macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Has anyone said if the iPad 5 will have the fingerprint scanner too?
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2007
    Is it possible the fingerprint scanner could be imbedded in the screen?
  25. macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's possible that the fingerprint scanner wasn't ready in time for the iPhone 5S and iPad 5, so it will be the next year's models that get it. Either that or Apple just got lucky that no one in China took a pic of that specific part...yet.

    Of course that makes you wonder what Apple will use to primarily distinguish the 5S from the 5 (colors???).

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