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German group claims to have hacked Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner

If the claim is verified, it will be embarrassing for Apple which is betting on the scanner to set its smartphone apart from new models of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others running the Android operating system of Google Inc.

Criminals can’t unlock iPhone 5S with users’ mutilated fingers

However, security experts have dismissed all the claims and said that in order to unlock the iPhone 5S using the fingerprint scanner, owner of the finger needs to be alive and attached to the finger being used.

iPhone 5S: Launch date speculated to be on September 6

It was speculated that the reason for delay in the launch of iPhone was the manufacturer’s decision to shift to bigger screen sizes as compared to the current 4-inch display.

Steve Jobs helped design, develop next two generations of iPhone

The iPhone 5S is expected to feature a faster A7 processor, an upgraded camera and possibly a fingerprint chip under the Home button for improved security.