No TouchID fingerprint scanners on new iPads
0. phoneArena 22 Oct 2013, 13:30 posted on
If you're looking for something missing in the new generation iPad Air and iPad mini 2, look no farther than the home button on each device, because what was expected to be Apple's go-to premium feature moving forwards has been left out. Neither the new iPad Air nor the iPad mini 2 has a TouchID fingerprint scanner built-in, despite leaks to the contrary...
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1. Sakeem (Posts: 131; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Is this really b/c of supply issues or just a way to get you to upgrade this time next year?
18. dspkblympkbl (Posts: 46; Member since: 23 May 2013)
If thats the case then they got me for next year, no point in buying the air if yoyve the 4
2. Sauce (unregistered)
With most PA users here saying fingerprint tech is pointless, stupid, a gimmick, etc, I can't wait to see what everyone has to complain about now.
16. tech2 (Posts: 1762; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Nothing ! People are just glad Apple agrees with them and decided not to put the Touch ID in .
3. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Who cares? The new iPads will destroy everything in their path
13. sweetburrito13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)
Really what do the new ipads have beside being thinner and lighter? No new software no special upgrades. Not even a touch id sensor. New galaxy note 10.1 has 3gb ram tons of s pen features multi window better display and better battery life
4. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
For the "Air" model ... one tablet to rule them all ... one tablet can now work on all carriers (US based at least) ... this is huge.
Same for the Mini with Retina.
6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Size cut: check
Weight cut: check
Now Apple only needs to sell the new new new new new Ipad for $400 and with a 16:10 aspect ratio and it's fight on.
7. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Apropos of nothing, other than that it has to do with the iPad. Why don't the new iPads support the latest Wi-Fi standards? My 6 month old Galaxy S4 does, my brothers new Note3 does. Why not the iPads? Not fanboying or trolling, just honestly curious.
10. stealthd (Posts: 913; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Maybe because AC routers aren't common place enough for them to consider it worth the cost? They're still at least $149 at retail, a lot of people, like myself, probably don't consider it worth it when their N router is working just fine. Especially if the only network you're really connecting to is the internet. If you just use your router to connect to the internet there isn't much benefit to AC. It's also not a finalized standard, and 802.11AD might not be far away, they may just leap frog AC and go straight to AD when it's available.
14. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
The new airport extremes are AC compatible. Your logic is flawed. Why wouldn't Apple want the best for their product.
8. ijklmnop (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
Nokia's event overshadowed apple's.....yaaay
11. stealthd (Posts: 913; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Best tablet available's update overshadowed by another RT tablet and some big screened windows phones? I think not.
15. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
2520 isn't even trending on twitter. But nice looking lumia 1520. Sexy phablet.
9. MrsPotatoHead (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
This is catastrophic because I was really looking forward to that 128GB version with the fingerprint scanner. The other let down is that I wouldve liked that Apple release a black and shiny high glossy version of the iPad Air since Ive had the silver one now for a few years.
12. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
What's with the big disappointment with no Touch-ID? Too lazy to type passcodes and passwords? Come on work those fingers people. And I'm Not an apple fan..nor Google.
17. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Too little supply and they want it to be thin. Hopefully they realize that the positioning would be awkward on a tablet...