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| March 11, 2013
Report: The iPhone 5S Will Sport Both A Fingerprint Sensor And NFC Technology
Another week, another iPhone 5S rumor. According to the China Times, the next-generation handset will be taking a big leap forward in technology. The translated report suggests that Taiwanese manufacturer Chipbond will be supplying chips for both the fingerprint sensor and NFC technology. The rumor of a fingerprint sensor is nothing new. In January, an analyst stated that Apple’s acquisition of AuthenTec will “pay off” with the iPhone 5S using the biometric technology under the home button. But today’s report brings something new to the table by suggesting the fingerprint sensor will be used to enhance the security of the NFC component in the handset. Near field communication, at one time, was thought to make an appearance in the iPhone 5. But that somewhat surprisingly didn’t happen. A report in late August said that the design of the iPhone 5 wouldn’t allow NFC to function properly. And if Apple sticks to what has been done in the past, the iPhone 5S will keep the same hardware design while only featuring internal improvements. Last week, a rumor suggested that the iPhone 5S might also have wireless charging technology and will appear sometime in August. Via: MacRumors