Even though the iPhone 5S will probably look a lot like the iPhone 5, that doesn’t mean it won’t have some cool new features.
A new rumor claims that the iPhone 5S will have both an NFC chip along with a fingerprint sensor, and that they will work in tandem to authorize easy transactions.
According to the China Times, Apple is working with Chipbond Science and Technology in Taiwan to bring the fingerprint sensor to the iPhone.
Earlier this year, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, reported that Apple will bring a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 5S. A fingerprint sensor sounds a bit outlandish, but Apple acquired fingerprint sensor maker, AuthenTec, last year. They also signed a deal with an Australian company called Microlatch, that specializes in biometric security through NFC.
The rumored fingerprint sensor will will reside underneath the home button. Whenever users what to enter passwords or authorize purchases, they can simply place their thumb on the homebutton and the sensor will unlock certain functions.
Apple is expected to release the fingerprint detecting iPhone 5S later this summer. The iPhone 5S is also rumored to come with an updated camera, faster processor, and be available in a variety of colors.