iPhone 5S rumors: new Apple patent suggests fingerprint scanner integration

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Patently Apple has discovered a new patent filed by the company, which reveals some information about the operation of the sensor.

The engineers at Cupertino are reportedly working on integrating in the future iPhone 5S a fingerprint sensor that will be located into the bezel of the smartphone.

To authenticate, the user would only have to drag the tip of his finger on one of the edges of the device.

In addition, the acquisition by Apple of AuthenTec, a company specializing in fingerprint scanning technology adds more credibility to the rumors.