With Apple set to launch their iPhone 5s on September 20, some have pondered how the company would demonstrate the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor feature in its retail stores.
According to the iPhone 5s employee training guide acquired by 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple will have a dedicated ‘Touch ID demo app’ on devices to allow customers to try out the new feature at its retail stores and for carriers stores to implement. The demo app will be able to be reset after each customer use of the Touch ID sensor.
Under the section on ‘Quick Demos’, employees are instructed to do the following:
- Tap Touch ID demo app
- Hand iPhone to the customer to set up a fingerprint; ‘Success’ shows when complete
- Alternate fingers to show red (reject) and green (accept) respectively
- Mention that up to five fingers can be programmed
The training guide also highlights other ‘Key Messages’ employees should inform customers about on the new iPhone 5s, such as the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 coprocessor, new 8MP iSight camera, expanded LTE wireless, better battery life, the iPhone 5s case and dock, iOS 7 and iCloud.
Unlocked iPhone 5s prices start at $719 in Canada ($649 in the USA) for 16GB models. Rogers and Bell have already revealed their 2-year term and no term pricing for the device; 16GB models on contract will start at $229. Like last year with the iPhone 5, existing carrier customers can reserve an iPhone 5s at Future Shop, Best Buy and other carrier stores such as Wireless Wave and Tbooth Wireless.