Just three weeks shy of Apple’s September 10th keynote, new details are emerging about the next-generation iPhone. According to multiple sources, including Mark Gurman and Rene Ritchie, the iPhone 5S will launch in a new gold color option alongside the traditional black and white offerings.
“While many have called this new iPhone color ‘gold,’ our source says that the color is more inline with the yellow fifth-generation iPod touch, but slightly lighter in texture,” writes Gurman. “Some have called this ‘champagne’ and that sounds about right. We’ve also heard that this gold model has a white front-face, so it won’t be a black and gold device, but rather a white and ‘gold/champagne’ phone. It looks elegant, not cheap, the source said.”
Gurman in particular corroborates analyst claims — and hidden code strings — that suggest the upcoming iPhone will have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, perhaps based on technologies of security firm AuthenTec that Apple acquired in June 2012. The fingerprint scanner reportedly won’t be able to be used for payments upon launch, with an emphasis on security instead.