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iPhone 5S will reportedly include NFC and a fingerprint sensor for enhanced security

Published Mar 11th, 2013 2:55PM EDT
iPhone 5S Specs NFC

A new report suggests that Apple’s (AAPL) next-generation iPhone may include near-field communication (NFC) technology and even a fingerprint sensor. According to The China Times, Taiwanese firm Chipbond will provide touch display drivers and chips that support both technologies in the iPhone 5S. Apple is reportedly planning to use the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S to deliver enhanced security to such as contactless mobile payments. The technology comes from Authentec, a company Apple acquired last July for $356 million. The iPhone 5S is expected to launch in August and is rumored to be equipped with a faster A7 processor and better cameras.