Touch ID Once Again Said to Come to iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 This Year

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    A new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that Apple will include Touch ID across all new iOS devices in 2014, boosting shipments and bringing the fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The report reiterates previous claims made by Kuo last month, which noted that Apple's next-generation iPads will feature Touch ID upon their releases this fall.

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    Kuo also notes that Apple will change its Touch ID module design to utilize tin over previously used chemicals to enhance durability. Apple is also expected to stick with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its subsidary XinTec to produce the fingerprint sensors.

    Last month, it was noted that TSMC provided the first batch of fingerprint sensors for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. A report in January noted that TSMC would begin production on the sensors sometime in the second quarter of this year with a new 12-inch fab processing method, however a report in February stated that TSMC would be using the same 8-inch fingerprint sensor processing method used for the iPhone 5s.

    Improved shipments of Touch ID will also likely help launch supplies of all three devices, as low yield rates of the component was said to be a key factor contributing to the limited supplies of the iPhone 5s at its launch last September.

    Article Link: Touch ID Once Again Said to Come to iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 This Year
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Obvious. Like predicting the sun will rise tomorrow. Tell me something I don't know MR.

    In other news, MR believes that the iPhone 6 will have a CPU and come with included software.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    why what a suprise???!! totally didnt see this coming! :eek:
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    no ****?
     
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    So glad that "analyst" Ming-Chi Kuo is around to keep us up to date with what we already know......:rolleyes:
     
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    As others have mentioned, big whoopee surprise.

    What would be a more pleasant surprise is if Touch ID were to come to Macs...
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    iWatch

    so either no iWatch this year, it will have touch ID, or it will not run iOS. ;)
     
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    Yes please!
     
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    Thanks Captain Obvious

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  10. macrumors 65816

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    Touch ID, to me, makes less sense on a tablet. At least, unless they're going to add multiuser support finally.

    That said, if the thing is cheap enough and they can make enough of them to meet demand, there's really no downside to including it on as many Apple devices as they care to.

    Of course I still won't use it, regardless. Analog security is so easily bypassed, and we shouldn't encourage its widespread adoption.
     
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    lolkthxbai

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    The part about using tin versus chemicals to improve durability is the only interesting part of this article.
     
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    Actually, that would be news since air molecules are clear. The blue that you see is sunlight.
     
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    In Other News...

    In other news, the iPhone 6 will feature a retina display.

    Think of how ridiculous the article title is.... "once again?" No, they spent all that R&D on a one-off use for the iPhone 5s.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Tomorrow the LG G3 will be announced. I dare you MacRumors to post something that is not Samsung flame-bait.
    And why post the obvious? Don't need 20 articles till release to tell us touch ID is coming to iDevices. It was assumed last year and it will be assumed again this year.
     
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    I start to think KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is getting annoying.
     
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    I, for one, am completely shocked.
     
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    JayCee842

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    Reportedly? LOL come on now...we already know it's coming.
     
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    Does analyst Ming Chi Kuo from KGI Securities also practices fortune telling?
     
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    File this one in the "Obvious Rumors" section. :p
     
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    In this latest research note, Mich-Chi Kuo tells us that the Touch ID sensor will be based on tin (the metal) rather than on certain other chemicals to increase its durability. This is something that we did not know before. Of course, we knew that Touch ID would make it into iOS devices this year! And, I would not be surprised to see Touch ID included in Macs too at some point in the not-too-distant future.
     
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    New research?????? What new research??? Anyone knows that apple will use Touch ID on future products and extremely likely to be ok iPads.

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    I don't know I'm thinking that the iPhone 6 will be sold only for hardware then you new to buy a $500 disk with iOS on it and then put that in your computer and transfer it over to your phone. But the disk only works once so don't screw up.
     
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    That's like.. not even a prediction at this point. It's pretty much a fact. Everyone knows this is happening.
     
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    No ****.

    Did he really say it will return on the next iPhone?

    ****, he's a genius!
     
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    True, Touch ID is an obvious new feature for all new iOS devices (well,, maybe except for a lower budget category).

    Can't wait, 7 more days for WWDC 2014 :D
     
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    I believe the news was that the sky was blue, not the air.
     

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