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New photos coming out today claim to show the flex cable and home button for the upcoming iPhone 5S. Although labeled as an iPhone 5C flex cable, this image points to an iPhone 5S part, not 5C. Of note here is the drastically different design when compared to both the iPhone 5 home button assembly and earlier iPhone 5S leaks, pointing to support for the much rumored fingerprint sensor...

We previously reported that  versions of iOS included references to a “biometric kit,” seemingly confirming a fingerprint sensor, and several reports have claimed similar. It’s still unknown as to how well such a fingerprint sensor would function, since statistics show that they tend to break down over time, but this newest leak adds fuel to the fire, if nothing else.

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 1.21.21 PM has posted similar images of an iPhone 5S home button, which appear to be nearly identical to the one pictured above.

Apple will introduce the iPhone 5S at its September 10th media event. 

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