Code inside iOS 7.1 points to Touch ID for one or more of Apple's next-gen iPads
posted by Alan F. / Apr 25, 2014, 3:39 PM
In the code, there is a reference to the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch ("1") and Apple iPad tablets ("2"). So the code indicates that the Apple iPhone 6 will have Touch ID (as expected) and at least one of the slates will offer it as well. Earlier this month, Apple-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI said that both new iPad tablets coming out of Apple this year, the 9.7 inch iPad Air 2, and the 7.9 inch iPad mini with Retin Display 2, will include Touch ID.
According to Kuo, the Apple iPad Air 2 will be released during the third quarter, a little earlier than usual this year. The analyst didn't mention an expected launch date for the second iPad mini with Retina display.
Thanks for the tip!
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Samsung's copiers are ready. Samsung's engineers are waiting for the iPads release before they implement it on their Galaxy Tabs/Notes. edit: Mandatory link for RORYREVOLUTION:http://youtu.be/IAISUDbjXj0
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 3:41 PM 4
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Yeah. I am sure Samsung can't wait to add one more row of icons. Also, they're getting pretty good at copying Apple since they anticipated how in future Apple would increase its screen size and add notification centre, so they copied those features even before Apple could introduce them and returned it back to them.
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 4:15 PM 7
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Motorola Atrix had a fingerprint scanner two years before Apple engineers implemented it on their iPhone 5s. ;)
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 4:30 PM 0
This would be awesome. My entire ecosystem on my 5s revolves around my Touch ID. -File / text encryption & decryption -Deleting apps, downloading apps, opening apps -Deleting/moving specific files in my file manager -Access to certain settings in the Settings pane -Unlocking my phone of course -Sending texts to certain contacts (drunk texting the boss is never a good thing) -Unlocking my Macbook using my Touch ID on my iPhone. - & more Hope they add it to the iPad for these reasons.
posted on Apr 25, 2014, 4:11 PM 1
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"-Sending texts to certain contacts (drunk texting the boss is never a good thing)" Because your fingerprint works differently when you're drunk? :)
posted on Apr 26, 2014, 5:15 PM 0
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