New Apple iPad mini 2 image puts Touch ID back on the table (again)

The saga around the next generationof Apple's petite version of the iPad has been taking us for agrotesque spin for the past few months. It therefore feels kind ofwarranted that we're anxious to see Apple get this over with lessthan 40 hours from now. That's not to say that we're not excited for thenew iPads, but the rumor phase has gotten us a little woozy with allof its conflicting reports. The more significant of those have had to dowith the screen and Apple'snew Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and specifically: whether such willmake an appearance. The latter is perhaps a tad moreinteresting, since it presents a number of very appealing use cases,not to mention that the overall implementation is currently (HTC Onemax omitted) unsurpassed.

Unfortunately,we've had a ton of diverging reports, though this last one isactually showing off a white iPad mini 2 sporting the new sensor techonce again. And despite our usual unwillingness to speculatedirectly, we are going to say that this one actually looks legit.Hopefully, this isn't just wishful thinking on our part, for we'dlove to see the new tech make an appearance on Apple's full range ofgadgets.

Eitherway, it won't be long now until we know for sure. Speaking of theimpending introduction of the new iPads, you should probably usethe occasion to read up on the new slates.

source: 2014-news

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2. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

The touch I.D is so overhyped already..

14. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i agree... just like siri usage this feature will barely be used. it needs that retina display tho!

15. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I use TouchID everytime I unlock my iPhone 5S or download an app. I use Siri to make phone calls and send texts for me when I don't have both hands available. If a person wants to use it, they will use it.

18. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i dont disagree with that. you are right. but the point was the extra emphasis on the features. when they pull the stats on usage of touch id my comment will make more sense

17. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

like everyone flashes ROM and plays with the OEM software, coz that's a feature for sure? ** although its a pretty cool feature with android Features are always there to be used at the behest of the user.

19. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Can't stand these rumors anymore. Of course there are prototypes with touch ID, what a surprise that Apple tests such possibilities. The question is whether touch ID makes into the final product. There are good reasons for Apple to put it in and there are good reason for Apple to not put it in. Lets simply wait for tomorrow.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Hey Apple. Get rid of all these gimmicks and just put a Retina display.

7. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Why not both?

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Because Touch ID is still a gimmick and the only result for featuring it will be a higher price. So its better to forget it.

11. Sauce unregistered

Unlocking my phone while only pressing my home button is much more convenient than entering a password over and over. I'm also addicted to downloading many apps, and entering my password over and over is a hassle. It's only a gimmick until someone else does it, then it's useful.

4. ronenmendez

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

As it looks from this image, the bezel surrounding the device is colored silver, while the Touch ID button is distinctly gold. take a look at the iPhone 5S in Gold and you'll see Apple keeps the bezel, as well as the Touch ID color in unison, making this image appear fake.

20. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Not only that but whoever photoshopped this didn't angle the touch ID right. The circle is not skewed right for the device to be angled the way it is and the circle to be angled as if it was a straight on photo.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The touchid should be there but I doubt the retina will be.

6. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Touch ID will be so awkward to use on the iPads. You would need to be using both hands, or use it on a flat surface.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You have to use both hands to enter a passcode, or have it on a surface...point has been mooted.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm drooling, aghhhhhhhhh iPad mini 2 in my Homer Simpson voice. Hurry up tomorrow, in my darkkjedii voice.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NO ONE know what ipad mini has,touch id or not..

16. Tbm2xx

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I will bet that Tim Cook knows...

13. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

w o w, I just can't wait

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