New Photo of Alleged iPhone 5S Home Button Flex Cable Could Point to Fingerprint Sensor Support

Over the past few months, a number of parts alleged to be for the iPhone 5S have leaked out of Asian parts and repair firms, but leaked home button parts had failed to provide evidence for the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor as has been widely rumored for the device. 

But as noted by, a new home button flex cable part has surfaced that may show support for the fingerprint sensor. The part contains an identifier of 821-2092-01 in line with Apple's usual part number scheme, and appears to carry a manufacturing date code corresponding to the 29th week of 2013, or mid-July...

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iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanning Home Button to Look Nearly Identical, iOS 7 for iPad to Debut Later with New Hardware?

As we get closer to the September 10th announcement of the new iPhone and the public launch of the next version of iOS, more details are leaking out regarding the new 5S and the rollout of iOS 7.

Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, who has reported accurately in the past, published a lengthy post todaysharing a number of tidbits that he has heard from his sources.

Gurman says there will be a fingerprint scanner built into the home button of the iPhone 5S, but it will not look significantly different from the current home button. He also says that Apple did not build the fingerprint scanner into early prototypes of the 5S, but instead tested the scanners in an external housing...

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iPhone 5S Home Button, Flex Cables Leaked

We typically begin to see hardware parts leak before the launch of any major product, and now we’re getting a glimpse of what are allegedly the home button, flex cable and internal vibrator for the iPhone 5S, thanks to a leak from a Japanese vendor.

As MacRumors notes, the odd part about this leak is that the home button looks similar to theiPhone 5 save for the positioning and size of the flex cable, which means we’re not looking at the a home button with the rumored fingerprint scanner. Either these aren’t for the iPhone 5S, or the fingerprint reader rumors aren’t true, or it’s built-in to that part and we just can’t see it.

The vibrating mechanism was also leaked. This part is what vibrates the phone when you put it on silent, and it looks similar to the part on the iPhone 5, again reiterating the idea that the iPhone 5S probably won’t offer much in the way of a major industrial design change.

We suspect these are the first of many parts to leak, so stay tuned for more in the coming weeks and months.

[Source: TechnoBuffalo]