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New iPhone: Sapphire crystal fingerprint scanner 'to be embedded in home button'

Karen Haslam | May 17, 2013
Reports from Taiwan suggest new tech for fingerprint scanner, PayPal exec confirms Apple will introduce fingerprint tech

The former patent describes "methods, apparatus and materials for forming components" for use in portable computing devices. The technology would provide protection against moisture intrusion. For example, a moisture resistant environment that can be applied to the design of electromechanical switches, notes Patently Apple.


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