Rethinking Apple’s fingerprint dalliance: what the hardware tells us


As the weeks go by, we’re getting closer and close to the launch of the new iPhone, yet we’re still struggling to wrap our heads around some of the handset’s rumored features. The idea of a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S is one that refuses to go away, and while we didn’t see any evidence in support of it for the longest time, some iOS files have recently come to light that sure seem to suggest plans to implement a home-button-based scanner. But now, with the latest series of leaked pics of 5S components arriving, and still no sign of any such hardware, we’re left wondering what to think.

Maybe Apple did the math on the availability of the scanning hardware it would need, and in light of expected shortages, decided to delay its plans. Maybe the feature will first manifest on some other device, like the 5C or maybe even one of the new iPads. It’s even possible that these latest component leaks are themselves out of date.

All we can say is that the the two sides to this rumor – the fingerprint scanner hardware and the software to support it – just aren’t aligning in any meaningful fashion.

Source: TechKiddy
Via: phoneArena

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!