Apple to Bring Touch ID to Every New iPhone and iPad Launching This Year [Analyst]

Apple to Bring Touch ID to Every New iPhone and iPad Launching This Year [Analyst]

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Apple will bring its Touch ID fingerprint detection technology to every new iPhone and iPad launching this year, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s Touch ID module should see shipments soar 233% in 2014. We believe every new iOS device launched this year will be equipped with Touch ID, including 4.7” and 5.5” new iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 with Retina display. Considering shipments of new products and iPhone 5S sales last longer than in 2013, we forecast unit sales of the fingerprint sensor module to grow 233% to 120mn for 2014.

Notably, Apple may change the chemicals used in the module to improve durability.

We think Apple will opt for tin, versus previously used chemicals, for Touch ID module packaging of new iOS devices in order to boost durability. That is, it should procure Japan Unix’s laser welding equipment for packaging.

Apple is expected to use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its subsidary XinTec to produce the fingerprint sensors. Earlier this month, TSMC reportedly delivered its first batch of fingerprint sensors for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3.

This report corroborates a recent discovery of references to Touch ID support for iPads in iOS 7.1.

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Apple to Bring Touch ID to Every New iPhone and iPad Launching This Year [Analyst]
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Hunapo - May 27, 2014 at 2:20pm
I personally think that if they incorporate the Touch ID scanner into the iMacs and MacBooks, that would be a huge selling point! I know that would make a big difference in people's thoughts towards them.
K - May 27, 2014 at 3:06pm
Maybe because many things have been made for mobile devices. There may be a chance with Macs.
@6italia0 - May 27, 2014 at 6:24am
The only thing that will suck is no JB for a while. iPhone 6 I can get used to stock but my retina mini will stay until the JB is out for the next gen and then I'll jump it through tmobile. iPads are literally a useless touchpad without a jailbreaak.
John - May 27, 2014 at 4:39am
What a stupid analysis... You don't have to be any scientist to figure that out.....
Diggy - May 27, 2014 at 5:25am
The guy isn't a scientist. He's an analyst. Don't give him a more inflated ego than he already has for a generic number cruncher. :)
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