Apple’s well-awaited event is closer than ever. Even so, users and Apple fans all over the world still wait picture leaks and details regarding upcoming products or iOSs. However, with all the excitement and anticipation as the hours pass, it appears that rumors surround Apple’s iPhone 5S and its “home button”.
As the rumor suggest, the home button for Apple’s latest handset is called the Touch ID sensor or simply the Home Button. The leaked image appears to show and confirm the latest rumors and news surfing the internet within past weeks.
The iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor or the Touch ID Sensor would definitely bring an innovative and radical security measure in the form of a fingerprint security. This would allow users to keep their handsets protected, and no one beside them can access their devices.
It is worth to keep in mind the fact that this is only a rumor. Despite its trustworthy appearance, its validity cannot be verified until the Cupertino-based company decides to offer more details regarding its future products at the event hosted hosted at the company’s headquarters.
Moreover, the leak source, which came from the quick start guide, also suggested the fact that Apple used terminology such as “Ring/Silent Switch” and “Volume Buttons” instead to the conventional Volume Up/Down and Ring/Silent from the previous devices released.
In the same time, the leaked image also offers details regarding the biometric identity features that will be embedded at a hardware level in the Home Button hardware. For those who do not remember, the Fruit Company has purchased AuthenTec, the biometric security firm, last year.
Analysts and critics believe the fact that the traditional swipe to scan fingerprint-sensing mechanism used for laptops would be replaced by a static sensor, which would allow users to place the thumb or other finger on the Home Button, have the software match the print, and register it. This is easier, safer and more convenient than fingerprint sensing on laptops.
From the optimistic point of view, Apple is expected to use the sensor in order to replace iTunes and iCloud passwords, which can become some disturbing after multiple typings. The same fingerprint-sensing mechanism could offer similar access to third-party developers, which will ease everybody’s work.
However, keep in mind the fact that these details were only rumors, leaked information regarding one of Apple’s future devices, which are to be released this evening. As some readers already know, the Cupertino-based company is planning to release two different devices, the iPhone 5S and the budget iPhone 5C, as well as iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.