iPhone 5S: Apple To Use Sapphire Crystal Sensor To Protect Touch Sensitive Home Button

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Apple's iPhone 5S, is just months away from its maiden launch. The hype surrounding the device is increasing day-by-day. The iPhone 5S could be announced in Q3 2013. CEO Tim Cook, Apple, has promised something exclusive this fall. The world's biggest tech company saw its market falling in the past few months.

According to the latest data gathered by Gartner, Apple's global smartphone share shrank to 18.2 per cent in the first quarter. The rise of Samsung with its Galaxy S-series made the South Korean giant, a hot commodity in the global market. The makers behind the Galaxy S4 continue to rise on the cost of Nokia, BlackBerry, and Apple. The maker is abuzz with rumors of Apple coming out with the next-iteration of iPhone this July.

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iPhone 5S: Apple To Use Sapphire Crystal Sensor To Protect Screen

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Sources close to Taiwanese website TechNews claim that Apple could use Sapphire glass to make its traditional home button capacitive in nature. Report further says that the Cupertino-based tech giant has plans to use fingerprint technology sensor to make the device secure.

By using Sapphire crystal thus prevents the capacitive touch button from running scratched. Apple has an experience with Sapphire Crystal; the company has used this second most hard material on the rear back of the iPhone to prevent camera lens. It is believed that Apple is considering a massive change to make the upcoming iPhone, a real competitor to Samsung's Galaxy S4, and soon to be announced the Galaxy Note 3.

The makers are also planning to reveal complete revamped iOS 7 next month at Worldwide Developers conference (WWDC). This time around, the new version of iOS 7 has been made under the direct supervision of Apple's lead design head - Jonathan Ive. The developers' conference will address key issues currently faced by Apple.

Speculation further says that Tim Cook could announce company's dream project - iWatch at the same conference. An estimated 485 million devices (smart wearable computing) estimated to be shipped by 2018. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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