Analyst: Touch ID will be on all new Apple iPhone and Apple iPad models this year

Analyst: Touch ID will be on all new Apple iPhone and Apple iPad models this year
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known for making accurate calls on Apple, says that every Apple iPhone and Apple iPad released in 2014, will come with Touch ID. That is the fingerprint scanner that is embedded in the home button on the Apple iPhone 5s. According to the analyst, 36 million iPhone 5s units with Touch ID shipped last year.

Touch ID is expected to appear on both the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch versions of the Apple iPhone 6. Kuo also expects the feature to be on the sequel to the Apple iPad Air and the sequel to the Apple iPad mini with Retina display. The analyst did tell clients that Apple might look to make Touch ID more durable by using tin in the production of the scanner.

The analyst sees 120 million iOS units shipping this year with Touch ID, rising sharply to 233 million units next year. TSMC's foundry is involved in the production of the Touch ID module, which also uses sapphire to prevent the fingerprint scanner from receiving a scratch that could play havoc with its accuracy.


source: AppleInsider

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13 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One fingerprint to rule them all. It's good for casual security, bad for more serious security. Something better would be one of those security rings or even a smartwatch. Anything that is not biometric.

2. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Wow, how did he manage to come to that conclusion?! He must be a natural-born genius /s

11. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Do not mock at him. Mock at those, that made an iArticle of it.

13. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well, the other guy wrote the analysis on it first...and got paid for his "research". I think I can mock both.

3. spasticpat

Posts: 110; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Yeah it shouldn't take an "analyst" to figure that out. Here's my expert "analysis." Apple will come out with a new iphone this year and it'll be released in September. Now pay me big money.

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Someone has one the "captain obvious to the rescue" pictures? We really need that for this analyst. LOL.

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Then they'll price it at $800 for the 16gb. And the only difference from last year was the screen size . Same old apple . Steve jobs really took apple at the top but then again once his gone all his apprentice only thinks of nothing. Well history repeats itself . We all know what happen to apple when jobs was gone.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You should re type your post.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Too awesome, and well emplemented not to be. Get that fall lineup out apple, money to be taken.

10. Sauce unregistered

I don't get why people ( like 0xFFFF for example ) think biometrics (that are done right like Apple) are a bad idea for "serious" security. He doesn't even know how Apples Touch ID works, and how strong Secure Enclave and the whole process works. Probably didn't even know what Secure Enclave is until I said this. People crack me up. They act like us users are at a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security level inside the pentagon lol. Do they really think people with such an important need of privacy carry a smart phone, let alone a stock iPhone around lol!?!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He doesn't sauce, he only said that cuz it's apple, and he wants his green thumbs. Think about it bro.

8. HASHTAG unregistered

I don't think we need an analyst to tell us the obvious.

9. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

No love for the iPod touch?

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