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Rumor: High-res images of iPhone 5S home button leaked

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A number of recent iPhone rumors have suggested Apple will include fingerprint scanning technology in the upcoming iPhone 5S, with the scanner itself embedded inside the iPhone’s home button. Today, a number of high-resolution images of the alleged iPhone 5S home button components have been leaked, thanks to Sonny Dickson.

iPhone 5S home button

We can’t really say how users will make use of the alleged fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S, but there are a number of uses for it. It can be used to unlock the device, to accept electronic payments, or for other authentication purposes. It might be integrated with a number of applications such as Passbook or bank applications that can be used to access your account and pay bills.

Here are some images of the alleged home button.

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Apple is expected to unveil the refreshed iPhone 5S at their press event on September 10th, with availability likely around September 20th. The company is also rumored to launch a low-cost iPhone 5C that will replace the current iPhone and will come with a $400-500 price tag.

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