iPhone 5S to house fingerprint sensor within sapphire, convex home button?

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Just hours after unofficial word Apple prepares to reveal its brand-new iPhone 5S at an occasion on September 10, even more speculation arised over what we could see when Tim Cook and pals take the stage.

Various reports have actually pointed to the intro of a fingerprint sensor within the iPhone 5S and now more information regarding how this will affect the phone’s design have appeared online.

According to KGI expert Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s a track better record than most of his prediction-happy fraternity, the fingerprint sensor will sit within a sapphire glass-covered, convex house button.

If the note to investors shows trustworthy, it would see the first substantial design change to the iPhone’s house button in the history of the gadget.


The current design features a concave design, but according to Kuo, a protruding convex design has actually been developed to give Apple more space to house the rumored new protection device.

The sapphire covering has been chosen due to its resistance to scratches (it’s the second hardest product after diamonds) the analyst claimed, in a note seen by Apple Expert.

Reports of a fingerprint sensor making its method into the iPhone have been swarming since Apple got the AuthenTec business, which specialises in the tech, in June 2012.

How’d you feel about an extending house button on your iPhone? Would it make it more difficult to slide in and out of the wallet? Do you think this newest rumor has credence? Let’s understand your thoughts in the comments section below.