iPhone 5S To Have (Apple) Symbol As Home Button?

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

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    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...-the-home-button-icon-on-the-iphone-5s-image/

    http://www.letemsvetemapplem.eu/201...hone-5s-a-home-button-tlacitka-s-logem-apple/
     
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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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    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.
     
  4. KenAFSPC
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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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    iPhone 5S to have Apple Logo Home Button that includes

    Fingerprint scanner AND LED transparent neon light notifications. Multiple colors :D that will be very awesome.
     
  6. N e e k
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    Apple logo home button? Seems like that would look hideous.
     
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    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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    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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    Now people are just making **** up for the sake of getting page hits.
     
  11. KenAFSPC
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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.
     
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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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    Honestly that looks horrible. Hopefully its a fake.
     
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    It's so ****ing easy to create a fake like this. SMH
     
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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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    Agreed, it is awful.
     
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    Finger print sensor, and capacitive touch sensors are not the same thing, and have in the past been exclusive.
     
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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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    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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    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.

    That's a great quote. Where's it from?
     
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    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/2013/06/iphone_5s_displays_production_line.jpg

    IMO, I'm thinking scanner on the Square and a RED Notification LED under the small opening to the (R). :apple:
     
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    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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    Agreed. A notification light would be great, whether it's the Apple Logo or not.
     
  25. Jeffrey Jeff
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    extremely tacky.

    give us a notification light please
     

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