iPhone 5S rumors Stories July 18, 2013

An Apple patent published today suggests that the long-rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S may be built into the phone’s screen, rather than the home button, as had been previously suggested (via CNET).

A fingerprint sensor has been one of the two most persistent rumors for a distinguishing feature for the 5S, the other being NFC. A combination of the two as has been recently suggested – using a fingerprint to verify purchases as well as unlock the device – would certainly be a killer feature, though it’s worth noting that Apple isn’t generally an early adopter of new technologies like cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors themselves are a mature tech, with rumors of iPhone inclusion dating back to Apple’s acquisition of mobile security specialists AuthenTec last year …

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iPhone 5S rumors Stories July 17, 2013

Wildly unlikely report claims larger 4.3-inch display causing iPhone 5S delays

Bloomberg has picked up on a wildly unlikely Commercial Times (Taiwanese newspaper) report that claims production of the iPhone 5S has been delayed due to a late decision by Apple to switch from a 4-inch to 4.3-inch screen. This is the same paper that told us back in January that an even larger 4.8-inch iPhone would be arriving last month.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) may delay the introduction of the iPhone 5S until the end of the year after the design was changed to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen, the Commercial Times reported.

The company previously scheduled the release for September or October, the Taiwanese newspaper reported … 

iPhone 5S rumors Stories June 24, 2013

MacRumors has posted additional images of a prototype iPhone 5S this morning, adding to the increasing leaks of the upcoming device. Rather than using the A6X chip that is in the current-generation iPad, MacRumors speculates that the new processor’s model number means the next iPhone’s chip will be an A7.

In addition, the new iPhone will sport dual-LED flash. Of note, the two LEDs seem to be different colors: expand full story

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