Next Generation iPhone to Feature Touch ID Module With Reduced Reading Errors?

Next Generation iPhone to Feature Touch ID Module With Reduced Reading Errors?

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Apple's next generation iPhone will feature an improved Touch ID module with reduced reading errors, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

"We think the new iPhone,expected to launch in 3Q15, will be equipped with an upgraded Touch ID module, with which Apple (US) intends to offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience with reduced reading errors. We therefore raise our 2015F shipments of Touch ID module by 12.4% to 262mn sets, boosted by Apple Pay and new iPhone models."

Kuo expects suppliers to increase production of the new Touch ID module with shipments rising by 77% to over 260 million units in Q2. The analyst also noted that that the module will "require more advanced precision for the module’s laser welding process." Sunnic and ASE Kuo are said to be the two main suppliers alongside TSMC.

As expected, Kuo predicts Apple will release its next generation smartphone in the third quarter of this year. Kuo also downplayed rumors that Touch ID would be embedded into its display, citing that the need for sapphire crystal displays and complex algorithms. It will likely be a while before such technology is ready for market, said the analyst.

[via MacRumors]


Next Generation iPhone to Feature Touch ID Module With Reduced Reading Errors?
Justabrake - February 10, 2015 at 7:40pm
Leaving a finger print is like leaving DNA around ! I have the 5s but won't use that.
FBI - February 11, 2015 at 12:30am
We already have yours on file anyway! :-P
TechnoGeek - February 10, 2015 at 5:25pm
My touch ID works flawlessly, an upgrade will make no sense unless it's retina binary scanning.
Phenomenal - February 10, 2015 at 5:49pm
Yeah, same here, never had a problem with the current scanner.
rickvanr - February 11, 2015 at 5:18am
Whilst it may be reliable for the User, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be upgraded to prevent hacking. It has been shown to be possible, so it must be improved continually.
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