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

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.


source: CTechCN

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10 Comments

1. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

if tablet, then iPad

3. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Ipads rock

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

then you're prints goes directly too NSA

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Please include it with the iPad mini 2!

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Impatiently waiting apple. C'mon already.

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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.

7. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 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: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

According to the last four words you typed, why even bother typing a post, and posting it bro?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 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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