Cheaper iPhone on the way

The signs are all pointing to one thing: Apple is indeed working on a cheaper, plastic iPhone model for debut this fall. The most damning evidence thus far is a report from New York-based labor rights organization China Labor Watch detailing production of such an iPhone. This report made some curious references to a plastic iPhone — a product that doesn’t yet exist on the market: Today’s work is to paste protective film on the iPhone’s plastic back cover to prevent it from being scratched on assembly lines. This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on...

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New iPhone to come with finger print scanner

Apple news site 9to5Mac reports the latest prerelease version of the operating software iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads that will be released later this year contains a folder called "BiometricKit UI". Apple is expected to release a new iPhone later this year, with rumours increasing that the launch will be in early September. The folder contains code that says the phone will display a photo of a person holding an iPhone while touching their thumb on the home button and then will display a fingerprint image that changes colour during the setup process. Apple bought fingerprint sensor company Authentec...

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New iPhone set to ID people through fingerprints

Apple is expected to release a new iPhone later this year, with rumours increasing that the launch will be in early September. The folder contains code that says the phone will display a photo of a person holding an iPhone while touching their thumb on the home button and then will display a fingerprint image that changes colour during the setup process. Apple bought fingerprint sensor company Authentec last year for $365 million. Authentec makes technology that cannot only identified fingerprints through scanning but also identifies the different fingers, so that each finger can be assigned a different task. It's...

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