An allegedly leaked image of the iPhone fingerprint scanner was published by the French tech site NoWhereElse. The iPhone fingerprint scanner image shows a part that includes a mysterious square element that could be the rumored fingerprint scanner.
There has long been speculation about the iPhone fingerprint scanning technology. On Tuesday, the French site bolstered those rumors when it published a photo reportedly obtained by a "mole" that could depict a new part for the home button on Apple's anticipated iPhone 5S, CNET reported.
The photo of the home button flex cable shows a new sensor affixed to the button and includes an identifier that is consistent with Apple's number scheme for parts, according to MacRumors, and suggests that there will indeed be an iPhone fingerprint scanner.
It should only be a matter of days before it’s known whether the iPhone fingerprint scanning technology is nothing but a rumor or the truth. The new Apple iPhone is expected to be released on Sept. 10.
Apple has sent out invites for the Sept. 10 iPhone release event. The tagline for the event is, "This should brighten everyone's day."
The iPhone release event is taking place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and begins at 10 a.m. Pacific.