A fingerprint scanner will definitely feature on the forthcoming iPhone 5S, it seems.
That’s according to a new report from the ever-reliable Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which says it’s spoken to the ubiquitous ‘people familiar with the matter’ about the security-focused function.
While it’s unclear exactly how the fingerprint scanner will tally with iOS 7, it’s likely that an initial scan will then be used to unlock a device in the future.
The sources have said, however, that the feature will only be included in the top-end iPhone 5S, with the cheaper iPhone 5C expected to come with a standard home button and numeric unlocking software.
The WSJ report ties in with a new render which shows the rejigged home button referred to as a ‘Touch ID sensor’.
Apple is due to reveal its new iPhones at a special event in Cupertino at 6pm UK time.
The press call is also being simulcast to media in Berlin, with another event due to be held tomorrow in Beijing for Chinese press.