Images of the new iPhone 5S on a Chinese website reveal new technology that is set to revolutionize the communications industry. The Chinese site C Technology revealed pictures of the new iPhone 5S, which appeared to highlight a thin band of silver, located around the central home button, which the reporters on the Chinese site are suggesting supports fingerprint recognition.
The fingerprint pad appears to be an embedded sensor and is highlighted on both the images, leaked from the Chinese website.
The images of the new iPhone 5S do not appear to be that different from the current iPhone 5 models, available at the moment, apart from the thin silver band. But if the band does indeed herald the new technology of fingerprint recognition, then this smartphone will be the next stage in telecommunications security.
The smartphone handsets will be able to identity the owner of the handset by his or her fingerprints, and it is thought that the phone would be unlocked by a simple press of a thumb or finger. Once the owner has pressed the fingerprint pad, an image of the print will appear on the screen of the phone, and will change colour once a match has been established.
It is thought that it is the metal element of the fingerprint pad that is an essential part of the recognition technology, and forms the main part of the sensor.
Other features included within the iPhone 5S, along side the fingerprint sensor, are thought to be a 64-bit A7 processor, a slow-motion camera, that can record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second, and the camera on the iPhone 5S will come with two flashes to make photos look more professional.
Other rumors surrounding the new iPhone 5S report that is could be around 31% faster than the current models, according to Fox News anchor Clayton Morris, who also suggested that the new model would ‘have a silver ring around it’. Sounds like he had some insider knowledge if you ask me!
It was Mr Morris that claimed the iPhone 5S would include a fast A7 processor, as he tweeted on his Twitter account: ‘Sources are telling me the new iPhone’s A7 chip is running at about 31% faster than A6. I’m hearing it’s very fast.’
He later added: ‘I’ve also heard there’s a separate chip devoted to motion tracking. Should be an interesting camera upgrade.’
Apple have been competing against the hugely successful Korean giants Samsung and their Galaxy smartphones, which have become massively popular over the last couple of years. But if the fingerprint sensor rumors are true, it could mean a switch back to Apple products, with this technology becoming the next ‘must-have’ gizmo.
The waiting will soon be over however, as the new iPhone 5S will be revealed on September 10, tomorrow in fact.