Is the Touch ID on the SE the same as the one on the 6?

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  1. C64 macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both have the second-generation Touch ID, which is a lot faster (hate it or love it) than the one in the previous phones. It looks like the new iPhone SE will have the A9/M9 chip from the 6s, but I haven't seen anything about the Touch ID.

    Is there some technical or other limitation that would prevent Apple from using it?

    If so, what? If not, I think it's safe to assume that along with all the other internals, Touch ID will also be updated, and they'll use the latest and fastest version in this new 4 inch phone as well.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Cost. Everything about the iPhones specs are about cost.
     
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  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You can bet it will have Touch ID for Apple Pay.
     
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    Count me in on someone who doesn't believe it will be there, strictly from the perspective that they want to differentiate this model against the flagship 6s
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I would suspect the SE would use the latest TouchID hardware. My unfounded suspicion is that the 2nd gen TouchID has better security features than the 1st gen. And Apple won't skrimp on security on their newest phone, regardless of whether it's a flagship or not.
     
  7. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    It won't be in there. There has to be a difference between it and the high end iPhones.
    Also, Apple likes holding back features.
     
  8. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    I believe SE will have Touch ID generation 2. In 6 months' time, 6s won't be a flagship anymore.
     
  9. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that's not what OP was asking.
     
  10. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    I dont believe this phone is suppose to be a budget phone or it wouldn't be rumored to have the a9/m9 chips.

    The difference between the phones are the screen sizes. I see a 100 dollar difference between this and the 6s just like the 6s and the 6s plus.
     
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    But do you really think that touchID 2nd gen is the kind of feature that Apple would prominently distinguish? I'm thinking no, but that's just my guess.

    When Apple holds back, they do it with tangible features/specs. I don't think TouchID is something they promote that way.
     
  13. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    I'm 95% sure it'll have the second gen Touch ID. That just wouldn't make sense. They could skimp out on the camera, but I think 3D Touch is a big enough distinguishing factor between the two already.
     
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    The iPhone SE might not have 2nd gen Touch ID. I'd say a 50/50 chance.

    The iPad Pro didn't get it and that was released after iPhone 6s/6s+ and it is the most expensive iOS device they offer.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    There's no way they're putting in an old TouchID.
     
  16. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't the 6s have third gen Touch ID? 5s, then 6 then 6s?
     
  17. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    No, the Touch ID in the iPhone 6 was the exact same one introduced with the iPhone 5s. They upgraded it with the iPhone 6s.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I am going with the 2nd generation touchID. I don't really think that is a flagship feature. It is just something that will always improve within time.
     
  19. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I agree. It is very convenient when it is faster and more reliable, but I don't think it would count much for most people if they had to upgrade to a revision B.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I even think a new "5c" would have the latest touchID.

    I'm pretty sure we are getting: A9/m9, 2nd gen touchID, live photos, 12mp camera, NFC/apple pay.

    The only real thing up in the air is the 2gb of ram, which my gut tells me it will only be 1.
     
  21. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately yes. It will be the deciding factor on wether or not I will recommend that phone to family and friends, and on wether I shall get one or not.
     
  22. Quicklite macrumors regular

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    Makes sense to have 2nd gen at least - it would be odd to introduce backward user experience?
     
  23. C64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    At least we'll be able to view our lock screen when we use Touch ID, right?
     

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