Leaked image confirms Apple iPad 5 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor
The iPad 5 is expected to adopt the looks of the iPad mini with a less curvy back and a narrower side bezel making the device more compact.
It only makes sense for Apple to leverage its fingerprint technology in iPads, and it was logical to assume that both the new 9.7” iPad and iPad mini would get it. We still don’t have any factual evidence about the iPad mini, though.
Touch ID is built right in the home key and thoroughly scans your finger. After getting that fingerprint, you then simple touch (without pressing) the home key to unlock the device. It would recognize fingerprints even if your thumb presses against the key at an angle.
Here is the image of the iPad 5 with Touch ID and you can also take a look at our article exploring the possible uses of a fingerprint scanner.
8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6197; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
then you're prints goes directly too NSA
2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Please include it with the iPad mini 2!
4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 841; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yep, although if the 5 comes in at 1lb, or under, with the new rumored dimensions, that may make my decision more difficult.
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10293; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Impatiently waiting apple. C'mon already.
6. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
darkk! we need this buddy! i might fly from florida with my girl to wait in line with you and your wife in vegas for this baby bro!
jk but yeah man its been a loooooooooooooooong wait... i'm growing impatient.
7. DaHarder (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)
Seriously... I appreciate my Apple devices for what they are but find it complete nonsensical (bordering on insane) to wait in some line for a device that will be manufactured in the tens of millions and offers absolutely no functional/fundamental differences from the model it replaces i.e. it runs the exact same OS and Apps.
Merely narrowing the side bezels and being able to unlock/log into the app store with one's finger are hardly anything remotely groundbreaking.
To Each Their Own.
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10293; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
According to the last four words you typed, why even bother typing a post, and posting it bro?
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10293; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lmao I know man, I've been rocking my iPad 3 waiting for the new design. I'm ready, have you ever been to Vegas? +1