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Leaked image confirms Apple iPad 5 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor

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Leaked image confirms Apple iPad 5 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor
The Apple iPad 5, the new 9.7” tablet by Apple, is expected to get officially announced in just a week, but a leaked image reveals one of its key new features right now. The iPad 5 will indeed get the Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology we first saw in the iPhone 5s, according to a leaked image of the assembled tablet showing up in China.

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.

Leaked image confirms Apple iPad 5 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor

source: CTechCN

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:50 3

1. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


if tablet, then iPad

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 05:29

3. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Ipads rock

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:24

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6197; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


then you're prints goes directly too NSA

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 05:17 2

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Please include it with the iPad mini 2!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 05:47

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.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 06:10 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10293; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Impatiently waiting apple. C'mon already.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:34 1

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!

lol

jk but yeah man its been a loooooooooooooooong wait... i'm growing impatient.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:03

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.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:41

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?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:37

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

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