The iPhone 5S’ Exclusive Feature Will Be A Fingerprint Scanner, Here’s Why!

Yesterday we shared with you some issues Apple was facing with the development of next-generation iOS products such as the iPhone and iPad, compliments of Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities. One surprising tidbit of information that came from this report was that Apple was having a hard time with the iPhone 5S because it was trying to implement a fingerprint scanner, while preventing interference from the  black and white coating material under the cover glass.

We have heard rumors that Apple would implement biometric security in their iOS devices because of its acquisition of AuthenTec last year, but this rumor really seems to be bearing fruit the last few months. Now, according to BusinessInsider, Topeka Capital analyst Brian White has said “we believe fingerprint identification technology will be part of the iPhone 5S and this is likely to be the major new feature used to market the iPhone 5S, similar to what Siri was to the iPhone 4S”

iPhone 5S Exclusive Feature To Be A Fingerprint Scanner

White has been touring Asia for the last two weeks and as such has heard a lot of gossip in the supply chain, so just like Kuo, he has some reliable sources.

If you think about it, a fingerprint scanner would make a lot of sense.

Apple’s iPhone release pattern goes like this: New phone design in year one, same phone design with better internal specs in year two. To make up for the lack of design changes, Apple offers exclusive features for the year two phone. For instance, the iPhone 3GS had video. The iPhone 4S had Siri.

What exclusive feature will the iPhone 5S have? Well, everything seems to be pointing to a fingerprint scanner. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  • Angry Jake

    Now thieves are going to steal your phone and cut your finger

  • Jonny3

    Nice one apple….that sure is…..revolutionary??

  • Ethyn Resausk

    It’s far better than a boring home button? Though DFU mode would have to be changed to a volume button and power button now.

  • Slave

    we have had fingerprint scanner since the early 2000’s…this isn’t going to be the big feature.

  • jake

    i wonder how screen protectors will work around a fingerprint scanner

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  • Edwin Alexander

    What if i burn my finger at work!! What then!

  • Loshan Thevanesan

    Fingerprints cannot be lost, this is impossible to do unless you cut your finger off. Only two families in the world have a genetic disease which allows them not to have a fingerprint.

  • Loshan Thevanesan

    Yeah, that’s right, everyone has had a fingerprint scanner in their phones and tablets in the early 2000’s… Plus this is meant to blend in with the device without have a thing cut out to put your finger on, which can be annoying if you had big or small fingers.