New iPhone could have fingerprint sensor beneath Home button
In July, iOS 7 beta 4 was seeded to developers, and contained key evidence to suggest that the new iPhone will have a fingerprint sensor built-in to the Home button.
A folder and text strings spotted within the beta describe the fingerprint-sensing process, which would require the user to place their thumbs on the Home button one at a time in order for the iPhone to grant access to the content of the phone.
New iPhone probably won't have NFC
The introduction of AirDrop in iOS 7 suggests that Apple won't be bringing NFC to the iPhone any time soon.
Apple's mobile development chief Craig Federighi poked fun at Android when he announced AirDrop for iOS during the WWDC keynote on Monday. "There's no need to wander around the room bumping your phone," he joked, a remark greeted by laughs from Apple developers around the room familiar with Android Bean, a combination of NFC (near field communication) and Bluetooth.
With AirDrop, there's no NFC involved, according to Apple's website, just Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. "Just tap Share, then select the person you want to share with," Apple's website says. "AirDrop does the rest using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. And transfers are encrypted, so what you share is highly secure."
While Apple doesn't look like it'll be adopting NFC just yet, it is believed that the technology could come to the iPhone next year.
iPhone 6 will have better battery
New features in iOS 7 such as audio-only FaceTime calls over 4G LTE, automatic updates and an inclinometer, could gobble up quite a lot of battery power. Therefore, Apple will probably give its battery a boost to make up for it. At least, we hope it will.