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Just hours before Apple is expected to unveil a next-generation iPhone at a special media event in California, an image has surfaced claiming to show an "iPhone 5S" quick start guide that makes refers to the handset's "Home Button/Touch ID sensor" button.

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The photo, posted by Nowhereelse.fr, shows what appears to be a user's guide or quick start card for an "iPhone 5S," with text pointing out important features including a "Home Button/Touch ID sensor" button.

As AppleInsider cannot confirm the veracity of the photo's contents, the following for purposes of discussion only.

It is unclear if the purported image shows a quick start card, as seen in a previous iPhone 5C "leak," or a page from a full-color pamphlet. What is clear, however, is text describing a "Touch ID sensor," which presumably refers to a fingerprint sensor many believe will be built into the handset's home button.

It should be noted that the parts references are somewhat of a departure from Apple's usual "Volume Up/Down" and "Ring/Silent" naming conventions seen on the latest iPhone Quick Start Guide, though some of the terminology appears in current iPod and iPad manuals.

On Monday, a Wall Street Journal report seemingly confirmed Apple's foray into biometric security, noting that the high-end iPhone 5S would be the first to sport the feature.

Rumors regarding an iPhone with fingerprint authentication capabilities have intensified in the past week, including recent rumblings of a "silver ring" that encircles the home button. Guesses as to the purported ring's function have ranged from mere aesthetics to a functional piece of Apple's fingerprint sensing solution.

While embedded fingerprint sensors are not new to the portable electronics industry, major tech companies have yet to find a way to make the system appealing to consumers. Early attempts were cumbersome and inaccurate, sometimes requiring multiple swipes to achieve a suitable reading.

The technology Apple is thought to be using is more mature than conventional methods and comes from its 2012 acquisition of biometric security firm AuthenTec. Unlike older swipe-to-scan systems, Apple's version is likely static, meaning a user would merely place their finger on the sensor/home button as they would when waking the phone from sleep.

Apple invited media outlets to a special event scheduled to take place at the company's Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday, at which many expect a next-generation iPhone 5S and lower cost iPhone 5C to be unveiled. Also anticipated is an official release date for the next-generation iOS 7 mobile operating system. AppleInsider will covering the proceedings live starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
post #2 of 79
Is there anything we don't know about the new iPhone? What I see is a bunch of hardware information but less about the deep integration solutions. The Apple USP is the integration, not just a piece of hardware.
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Touch ID? Terrible name. Very un-Apple-like.
post #4 of 79
Yawn ! This is getting boring now. I wonder how come no one leaked a video of how this finger print actually works.
I mean there were video's showing people surfing on the 5C, but not 5S ?
How come, the 5S is under higher security or something ?
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Touch ID? Terrible name. Very un-Apple-like.

 

Do you have a better suggestion? FingerPass?

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Do you have a better suggestion? FingerPass?

 

How about branding the technology under the name "Touch Secure" ?

post #7 of 79
Nowhereelse.fr is starting to piss me off. They're either paying for leaks or they're photoshopping lies. Guess we'll know which soon enough.

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Do you have a better suggestion? FingerPass?

 

Yes, sweet!

post #9 of 79
So no icon on the home button if true.
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post #10 of 79
Just noticed the event invitation has a few silver (well, gray) rings amidst the filled colored dots. Sounds like the fingerprint-ID home button will indeed have a unique look.

Will the 5S keep the square icon inside the button? In a sense the single square never made sense: you don't press it to enter ONE app, you press it to get to ALL your apps. A grid would have made more sense (like the Launchpad grid icon on Mac keyboards). And it's cleaner without any symbol, now that there's another marking (the ring) to visually mark the button.

But that square's a tradition!
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Touch ID? Terrible name. Very un-Apple-like.

Yes, Touch ID. No, it isn't a terrible name. It's very Apple-like, because it's short, simple, plain and descriptive of what it does and is.

Unless you can come up with something better, it's you who are out of whack.
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un apple because it is short???  iphone, ipad, iPod, mac pro, safari, quicktime, aperture, logic pro, mail, app store, finder.  

 

they have a tonne of small names that were apple before the iphone.

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How about branding the technology under the name "Touch Secure" ?

Why don't you just send that over to scotty321 for his approval.

Seriously, don't you dare put that obscene word "security" anywhere near even a hypothetical Apple brand name. You really don't have time to be bored, so much to learn.
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Nowhereelse.fr is starting to piss me off. They're either paying for leaks or they're photoshopping lies. Guess we'll know which soon enough.

Here is a theory.
Nothing at Factories making Apple devices get leaked unless Apple wants it to. I think if they want to maintain secrecy they can. Apple wanted these leaks to happen.
post #15 of 79
How about "iD"? 1biggrin.gif

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post #16 of 79
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Touch ID? Terrible name. Very un-Apple-like.

 

I think it's clever. "Fingerprint" sounds too much like privacy invasion.

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Just noticed the event invitation has a few silver (well, gray) rings amidst the filled colored dots. 
 

 

Well, duh!

 

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Will the 5S keep the square icon inside the button? In a sense the single square never made sense: you don't press it to enter ONE app, you press it to get to ALL your apps. A grid would have made more sense (like the Launchpad grid icon on Mac keyboards). And it's cleaner without any symbol, now that there's another marking (the ring) to visually mark the button.

 

Note also how the new larger circle inside many of the redesigned first party app icons starts to make more sense.

 

  

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Nowhereelse.fr is starting to piss me off. They're either paying for leaks or they're photoshopping lies. Guess we'll know which soon enough.

 

In any case, Samsung is probably pissing their pants. They'll copy Apple's implementation for sure. I want to believe its real anyways.

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Will the 5S keep the square icon inside the button? ...

 

Probably not, wouldn't it block the scan?

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Well, duh!


Note also how the new larger circle inside many of the redesigned first party app icons starts to make more sense.


 
 

Hm. Interesting observation. I would not count Safari as it is just round like clock. But iTunes and App Store would require authentication. Therefore. Makes a lot of sense to me.
Why Siri? Maybe because it gets activated through the button (weak I know).
Also from this logic you can deduce that it will not be around an "iWallet" since passbook does not have that ring. Which doesn't make sense to me either since they seemingly don't include the tech in the 5C hence cutting off a large portion of potential users.
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post #21 of 79

Mmmm...

 

Apple introduces finger-technology, just as Android introduces broken fingers...

 

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post #22 of 79
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Mmmm...

Apple introduces finger-technology, just as Android introduces broken fingers...



Yeah, Apple is really stupid not to exploit this and call it twixOS with the new MarsButton.

S for Snickers and C for Caramac...
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I'm waiting for Tallest Ski to come in here and proclaim we're all morons, as obviously this user guide is fake, because there is no wallpaper present. 

 

Tallest, I'm curious if you will apologize to the people you mocked and insulted, as there is more and more evidence emerging that the black packaging from a couple days ago may very well have been real. 

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Touch ID? Terrible name. Very un-Apple-like.

 

Short for "Touch Identification". Sounds cool than fingerprint scanning. Some people get paranoid hearing a fingerprint.

post #25 of 79
Just my two cents: maybe the silver ring will be used for scanning biometrics like heartrate, body fat etc?
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Anyone know if they are gonna stream the event on their website or on apple tv?
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Anyone know if they are gonna stream the event on their website or on apple tv?

I guess safari on Mac books and Apple TV should have exclusive streaming.
post #28 of 79
There may be a few users of iOS with iPads, iPhones or iPod touches who are interested too. Want to include them?
post #29 of 79
How about iFnger?
post #30 of 79

Finger-Pass is a great name for it. And iFinger too!

 

"Hello User, what seems to be the problem?"

"Hi Genius, my phone keeps asking me to Finger-Pass myself in to my iPhone"

"You need to increase the intervals between times when you need to Finger-Pass yourself in to your device"

"Great, I'll go and wash my finger"

 

"Hello User, what seems to be the problem?"

"Hi Genius, my phone keeps asking me to iFinger myself in to my iPhone"

"You need to increase the intervals between times when you need to iFinger yourself in to your device"

"Great, I'll go and wash my iFinger"

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I'm waiting for Tallest Ski to come in here and proclaim we're all morons, as obviously this user guide is fake, because there is no wallpaper present. 

 

Tallest, I'm curious if you will apologize to the people you mocked and insulted, as there is more and more evidence emerging that the black packaging from a couple days ago may very well have been real. 

 

Dude, you need to relax. A picture of an iPhone with no wallpaper seems sketchy to me as well. Have you seen the leaked pictures of the  "red" or pink 5Cs? I remember the wallpaper on that picture is horribly plain pink, just like how this is plain black. I'd assume that picture was fake because it simply was horrible. 

You are simply trying to continue something that ended in another threat. Relax and enjoy the Apple show. 

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I'm waiting for Tallest Ski to come in here and proclaim we're all morons, as obviously this user guide is fake, because there is no wallpaper present. 

Tallest, I'm curious if you will apologize to the people you mocked and insulted, as there is more and more evidence emerging that the black packaging from a couple days ago may very well have been real. 

He didn't do so after his endless diatribes about how Apple would never release a smaller iPad, so why would you expect him to do so now?

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Dude, you need to relax. A picture of an iPhone with no wallpaper seems sketchy to me as well. Have you seen the leaked pictures of the  "red" or pink 5Cs? I remember the wallpaper on that picture is horribly plain pink, just like how this is plain black. I'd assume that picture was fake because it simply was horrible. 
You are simply trying to continue something that ended in another threat. Relax and enjoy the Apple show. 


If this is a Quick Start guide (which it appears to be), it's understandable that there's no wallpaper. I think that past QuickStart guides have also not had wallpaper.
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If this is a Quick Start guide (which it appears to be), it's understandable that there's no wallpaper. I think that past QuickStart guides have also not had wallpaper.

 

Yeah, if it's a quick start guide, it makes sense. But remember these? Oh god. They're horrible. I hope to god these aren't real. The packaging can't have a wallpaper-less iPhone. These may seem real, but I think its fair for people to think they are possible NOT real.

   


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Do you have a better suggestion? FingerPass?

iFinger
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FingerMe. Like MobileMe

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Is there anything we don't know about the new iPhone? What I see is a bunch of hardware information but less about the deep integration solutions. The Apple USP is the integration, not just a piece of hardware.

 

 

Yah, all I've really heard so far is the finger print thing and faster.  The finger print thing strikes me mostly as gimmicky.  Mobile phones have gone through the 'PC evolution' in only a few years time.  In the early days new ones were substantial improvements, and now they just kind of do what they do and keep getting a little faster.  That's pretty much where phones are.  The S4 was pretty much a snooze.  Faster with some new gimmicks (hands free is nice for gloves/cold weather- but still pretty much a gimmick).  The Note 3 is pretty similar.  Ditto iPhone 5s unless they come up with something truly new.   zzzzzzZZZZZZZZ

 

Somebody make a phone that paints my house and washes my car already....

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iPass

iTouch

iToucnPass

iFinger (ops!)

iSilverHole

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Yeah, if it's a quick start guide, it makes sense. But remember these? Oh god. They're horrible. I hope to god these aren't real. The packaging can't have a wallpaper-less iPhone. These may seem real, but I think its fair for people to think they are possible NOT real.
 
  

They're identical to the releases were seeing for the 5S. I'm guessing those will be the packaging and they'll be great in person for the market they're appealing to. My 19 year old niece would flock to that packaging over an eloquent 5S. She also bought a 4 last week because it was free with her upgrade (which I made her take back and wait for this release).
If you don't like the 5C packing- it's because it isn't marketed to you.

Even though we've had hardware leaks- we never have software- and we always get great integration. Can't wait to see how this works WITH iOS

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post #39 of 79
Instead of "Touch ID" how about something a little more imposing sounding ...like "Falangial Authentification and Registration Terminus" ... or F. A. R. T. for short? ... come to think of it, maybe "Touch ID" ain't so bad after all!
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Originally Posted by MacHarry de View Post
Is there anything we don't know about the new iPhone?

 

Everything. Tell us what we "know". How much RAM? What processor? How about the cameras? Maybe the size and weight. How about other hardware and software features? What telephony chip is it using?

 

Now prove you know any of that. We know THAT there will be a new iPhone.

 

Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post
I'm waiting for Tallest Ski to come in here and proclaim we're all morons, as obviously this user guide is fake, because there is no wallpaper present.  

 

If you'd shut up for a few seconds, you'd see how stupid a statement that is. User guides have always looked like this. Get over the fact that I don't take every single idiotic rumor as fact and at mere face value.

 

Originally Posted by Andysol View Post
If you don't like the 5C packing- it's because it isn't marketed to you.

 

Then why have I liked the packaging for every single Apple product since Steve came back except for this one?

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