It was discovered in iOS 7 beta 4

The upcoming iPhone running iOS 7 may feature a biometric fingerprint sensor, according to a new leak.

A new folder -- called "BiometricKitUI" -- was discovered in iOS 7 beta 4. The following image is the code found in the folder:

The user interface for the fingerprint scanning feature is reportedly already finished. It's unclear exactly what it'll be used for, but some have speculated that it could be for a payment system or even simply unlocking the iPhone. 

Apple has had a lot of iPhone-related news as of late, including impressive Q3 2013 iPhone sales of 31.2 million (beating Wall Street expectations of 26 million); testing of different iPhone screen sizes for next year, like 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch versions, and the release of a budget iPhone model that will be made of plastic and come in a variety of colors. 

IOS 7, the next generation of the iOS operating system for the iPhone, will be released this fall. 

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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