Apple chose to pass on the opportunity to incorporate Touch ID fingerprint sensors into the latest iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display models, but a new rumor suggests that oversight may get rectified later this year.
Frustrated with the performance of the iPhone 5s's fingerprint sensor? It looks as though a patch is on the way, reports AppleInsider. The Cupertino giant is reportedly working with AuthenTec to get rid of Touch ID's so-called "fade," which causes the sensor's accuracy to diminish over time in some units.
Judging from a patent filing recently discovered by AppleInsider, it looks as though the rumors that the iPhone 5S's fingerprint sensor could support payment options might be true after all. Originally analysts believed that the fingerprint-payment feature was a little too advanced for the upcoming release, but AppleInsider's research shows that Apple had such an idea in mind all the way back in March of 2012.
One of the strangest common threads among all the leaks we've seen of the iPhone 5S so far is that none have featured the fingerprint sensor we've heard so much about. Yet with some leaked photos from French site Nowhereelse.fr, that may have changed. Depicting a new home button flex cable part, the image looks as though it could at last prove that one of the iPhone 5S's most anticipated features may be a reality, after all.
One of the big questions surrounding the so-called iPhone 5C has focused on how Apple plans to keep the device from cannibalizing its high-end smartphones, and the discussion's traditionally centered on speculation that the Cupertino company will limit the sale of the device to overseas markets. But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has a different idea. According to him, the iPhone 5C may simply not have Siri.