iPhone 5S may have fingerprint sensor for security
Washington: Software manufacturer Apple's much awaited flagship product, iPhone 5S, surrounded with a round of rumours is now speculated to have a fingerprint reader and along with it the company is also expected to release a cheaper and plastic version of the mobile phone.
According to ABC News, Apple has released a new version of the iOS 7 beta software, which has a radically different design and some new features including new Siri voices and a control center with easy access to settings menus and it also contains some clues about a fingerprint sensor in the device.
An iOS developer said that the new software contains a folder called 'biometrickitUI' in the code which mentions 'a fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process' and a source familiar with the new iPhone said that the fingerprint implementation has been complete.
Increased speculations about the a cheaper and plastic version of the iPhone indicate to the earlier reports about Apple working on cheaper phone that would be available in a variety of colors to appeal to the lower end of the phone market.
The report added that Apple CEO Tim Cook had earlier said that the company was working on many new 'amazing products' that would be introduced in the fall and across 2014.