Apple's new model adds fingertip scanning and goes on sale on 20 September.

This article titled “iPhone 5S: fingertip scanner is key to new direction” was written by Juliette Garside and Charles Arthur, for The Guardian on Tuesday 10th September 2013 19.38 UTC

It used to be the ultimate crime scene clue. Now Apple has transformed the fingerprint into a key to unlock the wealth of personal information that is stored on the iPhone.

The company's new flagship 5S model, the more expensive of two 4G handsets unveiled at its headquarters on Tuesday night, goes on sale on 20 September, and will be able to identify its owner by scanning a fingertip.

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