HTC One Max to have fingerprint scanner. This could get ugly

New report reveals that a new HTC phone might have a fingerprint scanner?

If this comes out after the 5S which ends up having its own fingerprint scanner I can only imagine how many times this (perceived) "copying" will be used to justify the fingerprint scanning use on a high end phone.

Anybody think this is actually true though?

I just don't see it as a feature important enough to sell a phone/a waste of maintenance and R&D costs. I don't think it's a selling point, but an extra. People who buy the 5S probably won't do it for the scanner, it doesn't have as much to prove as the HTC One Max so wouldn't this be a much more risky venture for the company?