Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone “Leaked” In Latest iOS 7 Build

Illustration for article titled Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone “Leaked” In Latest iOS 7 Build

Somewhere in the bowels of iOS 7 Beta 4 is a folder labeled "BiometricKitUI," which lends a bit of credence towards the rumors that the next iPhone might have a biometric sensor embedded in the Home button.

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First spotted by Hamza Sood, a look at the code reveals the following:

Photo of a person holding an iPhone with their right hand while touching the Home button with their thumb.

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Illustration for article titled Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone “Leaked” In Latest iOS 7 Build

Will the scanner be used for unlocking an iPhone or authenticating mobile payments? Maybe both, but unlocking the device, at the very least, seems likely, if true. [Hamza Sood via 9to5Mac]

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