An extra layer of security for iOS fans?
While Apple had a lot of things to talk about at WWDC, a new iPhone wasn't one of them. Despite months of rumors, the company didn't end up unveiling the long rumored iPhone 5S in San Francisco earlier this month, which means the rumor mill now has another couple of months to run wild before Apple inevitably announces a Fall event that is more in line with its recent iPhone update cycle.
According to the latest scuttlebutt, the newest iteration of Apple's smartphone will a biometric fingerprint scanner. Reuters cites supply chain sources that say Apple's new iPhone 5S will feature fingerprint technology. The site doesn't go into anymore detail on this feature, instead going on to talk about the possibility of a cheaper iPhone (something we've heard a million times before) but Patently Apple reports that Apple has been working on biometric sensors for fingerprint scanners for years. The site then points to a recently published patent that details fingerprint scanners in the bezel of electronic devices.
Other rumors about the iPhone 5S currently doing the rounds include a slightly larger battery, a higher resolution screen (double the pixel density), and a dual-LED flash.