An iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor would be an interesting addition to the ubiquitous smartphone, but it's just speculation, at least for now. The frenzy surrounding this rumor began with a single analyst with an excellent track record of predicting Apple's next moves, according to a Jan. 22, 2013 report by Christian Science Monitor, but an Apple iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor has not been announced by the company itself.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the person who started the rumor. Kuo believes the iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor for security could be part of the phone's next incarnation, which he estimates to have a release date of summer 2013.
An improved cellphone camera and a more powerful A7 chip are also among Kuo's predictions. The release of the highly anticipated lower cost iPhone with plastic casings available in six different colors is also on Kuo's list, according to Computerworld Singapore. Consumers will be able to learn if Kuo's predictions were correct by June or July of this year when Kuo expects the new phone's release.
How accurate are Kuo's predictions? According to Apple Insider, Kuo's proven track record includes successfully predicting Apple's entire 2012 third quarter lineup.
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