Lord of the Ring: iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner portrayed in mock up
Designer Martin Hajek has released a "Lord of the Ring" gallery featuring detailed mock ups of the alleged fingerprint scanner that will be found on the iPhone 5S. Using information from leaks and insider reports, Hajek shows the fingerprint scanner as being found inside of the home button, with a glowing light surrounding it.
The fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S is said to add an extra security measure for users. It will allow them to get rid of their passcode through the iOS 7 software, and instead, have the fingerprint scanner perform the security check. Apple has kept a tight lock on any leaks regarding the iPhone 5s' new technology. The first part for the fingerprint sensing home button didn't leak until September - so consider everyone still a bit clueless.
Hajek uses one leak in particular from over the weekend for most of his inspiration. CTechCN leaked alleged photos of the iPhone 5S' packaging, showing a light surrounding the home button. It's still not clear if the ring lights up or not, something we'll probably have to find out for sure when Apple's 10 September media event rolls around.
So let's theorise a little bit, because that's all we can do at this point. If we had to guess, the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner will be rather intuitive. Since the majority of users awake their iPhone through the home button, when a user clicks on the home button to awake an iPhone the fingerprint scanner will accept or deny them as the owner. If accepted, they will be taken straight to the home screen of iOS 7; if they aren't accepted, they will be forced to manually enter in a passcode.
Does that sound plausible?
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