With release date of the next generation iPhone coming closer, nowhereelse.fr shared some hardware images which purportedly to be the iPhone 5S rear shell.
Compared side to side with it’s predecessor, changes to the home button area is apparent and suggests that Apple is indeed changing the format of the hardware in that space, and is in-line with the rumors of a fingerprint sensor on the new iPhone 5S. The feature is expected to be driven by technology from AuthenTec, a company Apple acquired last year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities mentioned that the home button will be made out of sapphire for it’s scratch resistant nature and to replace the conventional concave button to convex.
We can see that screws have been moved around and tweaks to the space where the camera would be located probably to make room for the dual LED flash. We expect to see the introduction of iPhone 5S possibly together with the budget model dubbed iPhone 5C during Apple’s press event on September 10.