HARDWARE DESIGNER Apple's iPhone 5S unveiling might be mere hours away, but that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming thick and fast, with a image claiming that the handset's rumoured fingerprint scanner will be known as its "Touch ID sensor".
This latest leak, which was sent to nowhereelse.fr - the website that got the scoop on the iPhone 5's lightening connector - from a "reliable source", details some of the features of Apple's incoming flagship smartphone.
The most exciting of these is Apple's long rumoured fingerprint scanner, which according to this leaked image will be referred to as the "Touch ID sensor". Consistent with previous leaks, it shows the home button without its typical square marking, and with a silver ring around its edge.
Beyond this, the image confirms that the iPhone 5S will be aesthetically almost identical to its predecessor, featuring the same hardware keys and ports. It's specifications won't be much of an upgrade either, with the handset reportedly set to launch with a faster processor, an improved camera and Apple's new iOS 7 mobile operating system.
If you're still not convinced that the iPhone 5S will launch with a fingerprint scanner, the Wall Street Journal is backing these latest claims, reporting that it has heard from its sources that Apple's next smartphone will indeed feature the futuristic technology, which the firm is hoping will curb theft and boost security.
Unsurprisingly, the WSJ added that because of Apple's influence, "at least one Android phone" will ship with the technology this year too, likely the rumoured Google Nexus 5.
Check back with The INQUIRER from 6pm BST today for all the latest from Apple's San Francisco unveiling, where it's also expected to announce the budget iPhone 5C, and possibly a new iPad. µ
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