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What could be the packaging for the iPhone 5S has leaked online, adding fuel to the rumour fire that says Apple's next handset will feature a fingerprint scanner.

The box is clearly marked with the legend 'iPhone 5S'. It features a silver ring around the home button, suggesting Apple has made some changes to that part of the handset. It's previously been reported the home button will feature a fingerprint scanner.

A fingerprint scanner would do away with the need for a PIN code, meaning only the registered owner could access the device, and so make it more secure.

The home button hasn't changed since the original iPhone back in 2007, so if Apple did overhaul it, it's likely the tech giant would want to draw attention to it on the packaging. The silver ring could also help differentiate the 5S from other models of iPhone that don't feature the technology.

Just a few days ago, Australian blogger Sonny Dickson posted images of what he claims is the fingerprint scanner, complete with redesigned home button.

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Last summer, Apple bought AuthenTec, a biometric company, suggesting it was working on implementing a fingerprint scanner into its devices.

Apple is holding the iPhone launch event tomorrow evening (UK time), when it's expected to announce the iPhone 5S alongside the iPhone 5C. The 5C should be the more affordable model, and is expected to come in a range of bright colours, which Apple alluded to in its invite to the event.

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