iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner evidence builds

Leaks showing the iPhone 5S’ user guide and home button component suggest inclusion of biometric ‘Touch ID’
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Evidence that the iPhone 5S will feature a fingerprint scanner is building ahead of Apple’s press conference later today.

Sonny Dickson, who has also recently constructed an iPad 5 mock-up from leaked components, posted an image of what appears to be an iPhone home button component.

Dickson highlights the component’s altered design as evidence of the iPhone 5S’ long-rumoured biometric scanner.

Elsewhere, French site nowhereelse.fr, which has previously featured photos rumoured to be the iPhone 5S’ rear shell, posted images of what is claimed to be the iPhone 5S’ user guide.

The user guide, similar in design to previously leaked images of the iPhone 5C’s guide, show a similar layout to previous iPhone iterations, with the home button circled in silver and labelled “Home button/Touch ID sensor”.

The silver ring around the outside of the button complements previous suggestions that the ring would operate as part of the biometric scanner.

Apple’s conference, at which the iPhone 5S and 5C are highly rumoured to be unveiled, takes place at 6pm GMT tonight (September 10th).

For all the rumours and details about the iPhone 5S, see PCR's roundup here.

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