Touch ID will be coming to all Apple devices released this year

With all the fuss and hype that Apple has created around Touch ID, it would seem to make sense that the feature will be debuting in the iPhone 6 later this year. A new note from analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has reiterated the claims that Touch ID will be present in the iPhone 6. In fact, Kuo goes on to state that the feature will also arrive in the next-gen iPad Air and the 3rd gen iPad mini. Apple will also be changing the module design of Touch ID and will utilize tin over previously used materials. This will supposedly be done to enhance the durability of the feature, which is good news for iPhone owners.

A new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that Apple will include Touch ID across all new iOS devices in 2014, boosting shipments and bringing the fingerprint sensor to the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The report reiterates previous claims made by Kuo last month, which noted that Apple’s next-generation iPads will feature Touch ID upon their releases this fall. “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.” Kuo also notes that Apple will change its Touch ID module design to utilize tin over previously used chemicals to enhance durability.

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