iPhone 5S Redesigned Home Button With Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Confirmed

Hours before Apple is planned to announce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, new leaks have surfaced today showing the user guide documentation for the iPhone 5S which consequently confirms the highly rumored redesigned home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor Apple is calling the Touch ID sensor. It's essentially a silver metal ring surrounding a physical home button which may or may not light up when using Siri or possibly function as a long-awaited notification LED. This new feature will allow users to set a biometric password using their fingerprint to gain quick access to their iPhone 5S with a simple touch or swipe over the Touch ID sensor ring. Another interesting detail when looking at the iPhone 5S's redesigned home button we can see that Apple's iconic square logo has disappeared entirely off the face of the button leaving only the new metal ring as a hopeful icon replacement.

We're also expecting Apple to offer the iPhone 5S in two additional new colors in addition to the silver and black slate like champagne gold and graphite gray. Of course we'll know how it works and much more very soon.

Apple's Champagne Colored iPhone 5S Shown In All Its Sparkly Glory

One thing is for sure, Apple's iPhone 5S is coming very soon and although it'll look just like the iPhone 5, it'll come with a few hardware improvements that will make it the superior iPhone model. But apparently that's not all because Apple plans to introduce a third color that will accompany the black slate and silver aluminum colorways and that color is gold; or to be more specific a more subtle and more delicate tone of gold - champagne. Apple will allegedly hold an event on September 10th (literally just days away) to announce both the iPhone 5S and the more colorful, cheaper, plastic-made iPhone 5C. The date and champagne-colored iPhone 5S have also been confirmed by Taiwanese supply chain sources close to Reuters. The iPhone 5S will notably come with an improved back-facing camera as well as a new dual-LED flash.

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