iPhone fingerprint sensor or fingerprint scanner in the works?

Rumors about an iPhone fingerprint sensor, also called iPhone fingerprint scanner, are making headlines across U.S. technology websites.

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iPhone fingerprint (Image from: www.ijailbreak.com)
Apple is expected to introduce a new iPhone in September, possibly called iPhone 5S. Various sources said the tech giant will also release a cheaper iPhone version, called iPhone 5C, although all reports so far are speculative.

An ABC News report via Yahoo! News said Apple on Monday released a new beta version of iOS 7 that hints about the possible inclusion of a fingerprint reader in its upcoming smartphone.

An iOS app developer reportedly told 9to5Mac that a code found in the beta software contains a folder named “biometrickitUI” and mentions “a fingerprint that changes colour during the setup process.”

All of these surfaced a year after Apple acquired AuthenTec, a company that makes hardware security sensors, the ABC report said.

The iPhone fingerprint sensor or iPhone fingerprint scanner, whatever it’s called, will definitely minimize if not erradicated iPhone theft, eliminate the use of passwords, as well as increase the level of user protection.