Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 Available Now with Fingerprint Recognition for Home Button
For starters, the button layout has been tweaked in iOS 7 Beta 4, with slightly less transparency and more defined borders. But perhaps most interesting is the software's reference to a "Biometric Kit, which strongly suggests that Apple is at least considering the addition of a fingerprint sensor on the next-generation iPhone. What would the company use such a thing for? Privacy, for one, and potentially for mobile payments. A phone as a payment device sounds great, but how do you authenticate it? The best way is via fingerprint, and the new software allows for it.
This isn't a confirmation that the new hardware will have such a thing, but why would Apple include it if it weren't at least pondering the addition?