By Stephen Schenck | September 10, 2013 11:11 AM
T-minus a couple hours until Apple makes with its announcement and hopefully formally introduces us to what’s next for the iPhone. There’s so much we’re aching to see confirmed that it’s easy to get swept up in the anticipation and find ourselves operating with blinders on a bit, so focused on the upcoming news that we gloss over late-to-the-table leaks; after all, real answers are coming, and soon. Nevertheless, we wanted to take a moment to get you up to speed with the very latest developments concerning this new Apple hardware.
For instance, now that the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner is finally looking confirmed, a new leak, apparently from the phone’s user guide, reveals to us how Apple intends to brand this function – after all, “iPhone fingerprint scanner” is a mouthful. According to this, Apple intends to refer to the home-button-mounted scanner as the “Touch ID” sensor. Expect to hear that name thrown around quite a bit at today’s event as Apple explains all the ways it intends to have its users taking advantage of the sensor.
We also get a few early shots of Apple dressing up in preparation for today’s announcement, with its banners mirroring the colorful invitations distributed for the event. We’ve heard talk lately that maybe Apple wouldn’t give the iPhone 5C a global release, but with all this focus on color, we’re leaning towards thinking the 5C could be a bigger part of this announcement than it’s getting credit for.