It is the morning of Apple’s second media event of the year (the first was WWDC back in June) and leaks are still coming out. Over the course of last night, the fingerprint scanner was confirmed to be true by two sources. First, the Wall Street Journal confirmed with people familiar with Apple’s plans that a fingerprint scanner would be on the iPhone 5S, but not the iPhone 5C.
Danny Yadron, the journalist, wrote this;
“Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to avoid the need for passwords to authenticate users of computers and other devices. People familiar with the matter said last week that Apple will include a fingerprint scanner on the more expensive of two iPhones it is expected to unveil Tuesday at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.”
The other source claiming the fingerprint scanner is real is an alleged user guide (finally in English) for the iPhone 5S. It shows the iPhone 5S running iOS 7 with a ring around the Home button and a blurb indicating that it is the Home button/Touch ID. Apple is expected, based primarily on this, to call the new fingerprint sensor the “Touch ID”.
Apple is expected to reveal two new iPhones (the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C), a software update for the Apple TV and the release date for iOS 7. Based on the blackout vacation days at Apple and AT&T, Apple is expected to release the iPhones on September 20. Also, iOS 7 is expected to be released on September 18, if history is likely to repeat itself (and for Apple, it usually does).
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