Rumors about the iPhone 5S having a fingerprint sensor have been circulating for a long time, there hasn’t been a confirmation as yet. Apple is going to announce the new iPhone on September 10th, so we’ll know for sure then. A couple of days ago a purported home button flex cable believed to belong to the iPhone 5S was leaked. It showed off a square surface that isn’t present on the same component for iPhone 5, this fueled speculation that the surface might have to do something with the fingerprint sensor. A similar flex cable has leaked today and it shows off the same surface as well.
As per previous rumors, it is likely that the fingerprint sensor might be located under the home button on iPhone 5S. One of its uses would be to allow users to easily unlock their device without having to put in a passcode. Since the purported flex cable component making the rounds seems to be a lot more complex than its counterpart on iPhone 5, the speculation about a fingerprint sensor hasn’t died down. Some believe that it might actually be one of the biggest features of the next generation iPhone. There have been no hints from Apple about the possibility of its next flagship smartphone have such a feature. [Images via Sonny Dickson]