If the iPhone 5S does have a fingerprint sensor, it seems that the handset may see a slight slowdown in production numbers.
The rumor comes from DigiTimes, so proceed with caution. Here’s a portion of the report:
Production of Apple’s next iPhone, commonly referred to be the iPhone 5S and is scheduled to be unveiled on September 10, could reach only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned due to a delay in production of fingerprint sensors needed for the iPhone 5S, according to industry sources.
It’s unclear whether the handset will have such a feature, but we keep hearing rumors of the fingerprint sensor.