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New iPhone 5S render shows off ‘Touch ID sensor’

New iPhone 5S render shows off ‘Touch ID sensor’

The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone 5S will be called a ‘Touch ID sensor’, reports indicate.

A newly snapped render from French site nowhereelse.fr appears to show this moniker pointing to the rejigged home button.

Where the home button on the iPhone has always featured a square at the centre, this new design is simply a silver ring, presumably to accommodate the fingerprint scanning tech inside.

The name also suggests the days of the iPhone home button offering a reassuring push are numbered, as Apple looks to serve up a new touch-friendly design.

This would certainly put it on a par with key Android rivals such as the soon-to-be-replaced Google Nexus 4.

With the WSJ reporting that a fingerprint sensor is a certainty in the new iPhone 5S, the final pieces are at last coming together.

Apple is due to unleash its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at an event in Cupertino this evening, which kicks off at 6pm UK time.

Source:

Engadget

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