iPhone 5S release date might indeed come with a fingerprint scanner as has been speculated by numerous tech sites the world over. The confirmation has come thanks to the recent leak of a few images depicting some of the internals of the upcoming iPhone 5S.
Plus, there has been a sort of confirmation from a biometric expert all of which led us to believe Apple’s last year’s acquisition of the Authen Tec may not have gone in vain. The incorporation of a fingerprint sensor is all set to be the newest value addition to the upcoming premium handset offerings though Apple it seems will be the first off the block to offer the feature on its device.
Earlier, both the Galaxy Note 3 as well as the Galaxy S4 that too were speculated to include such a sensor though things surely didn’t pan out that way.
Coming back to the iPhone 5S, the images have been leaked by Sonny Dickson who claims to have several sources in China who in turn depend on those working in Apple’s upstream hardware partner for having access to the behind the scene developments with upcoming Apple products. The parts leaked have also drawn the attention of an ex CFO of UPEK, Philip Smith claiming there is no way a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S can be ruled out.
Describing the parts, Philip claimed the actual sensor is the ‘teeny blob on the light colored sensor’ which will detect the fingerprint impressions. Thereafter, the image so captured will be processed by the square portion which likely hosts the necessary hardware for that.
he fingerprint will be matched with that stored in memory and the users will be granted or denied access to the device depending on whether the fingerprint turns out to be that of the authentic user or otherwise.
The above can be considered to be quite reliable coming as it is from someone who has been associated with UPEK who specialize in developing biometric fingerprint security solutions used in laptop devices and such. In any case, we won’t have to wait too long to come across the real thing as the next gen iPhone release date is all set to be revealed on the 10th itself.