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Apple could announce the all new iPhone on September 10, claims AllThingsD. The Cupertino-based giant is yet to officially announce the official launch date of iPhone 5S. However, a new report suggest that Apple is ready to unveil iPhone 5S in the second week of September.
Earlier also, multiple-reports suggested that Tim Cook was ready to unveil iPhone 5S in September. Moreover, there is no clarity about the coming of iPhone 5C on September 10. It is suspected that iPhone 5C won't be a part of September 10 event.
Apple is said to be in a pressure to announce a sequel to iPhone 5, as Google powered Android phones continues to overshadow iPhone. With players like Samsung are ready to announce Galaxy Note 3 on September 4, it does make sense to announce to officially unveil iPhone 5S on September 10. Looks like Apple wants to steal the limelight from Samsung in the month of September.
Meanwhile, iPhone 5S will have convex sapphire home button that doubles as a fingerprint reader. According to site KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5mac) "Convex home button creates space for fingerprint sensor; yield to improve. We think that a fingerprint sensor will be placed under the home button of iPhone 5S. However, assembling it could be difficult as the space under home button is limited as it already has to accommodate the Lightning connector, speaker and microphone. Thus, we think the shape of the home button could be changed from concave to convex to create more space for a fingerprint sensor.
Sapphire prevents home button from being scratched. A convex home button could be more easily scratched, so a harder material is required. We believe Apple will switch from plastic to sapphire, whose hardness is second only to diamond. Sapphire would protect the home button from being scratched and the fingerprint sensor from being damaged."
Further, the report sheds light on the possibility of Apple to adopt this same feature in the upcoming iOS devices. Kou says "will generate fresh momentum for sapphire and fingerprint sensor suppliers".
Few days back, Hamza Sood, a programmer, revealed that iPhone 5S was set to feature fingerprint sensor. The leak was made on the sidelines of official release of iOS 7 beta 4.
Clearly, Apple is aiming to back in the game by announcing iPhone 5S with sophisticated fingerprint sensor. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.
Have a look at the leaked images of iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C along with iPhone 5 ( via9to5Mac)
iPhone 5S Image - 1
iPhone 5S to have built in fingerprint sensor
iPhone 5S Image - 2
iPhone 5S to have 12MP camera
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iPhone 5S to have a 4-inch IGZO display
iPhone 5S Image - 4
iPhone 5S to feature beefy processor coupled with 2G RAM
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Apple is said to sell iPhone in Black, Silver and Gold