Leaked photos show off alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Touch ID iPhone 6

As the release date of the oft-rumored iPhone 6 approaches, we are beginning to get a better look at the upcoming smartphone through various component leaks. The latest comes from the French website Nowhereelse, which has shared photos of what appears to be leaked parts for the iPhone 6’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner. 

The photos provide a side-by-side comparison of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s and the leaked component, with the new Touch ID scanner looking mostly the same as the current version. The only minor difference appears to be relocated screw holes on the metal housing of the device.

The report notes that these leaked components could simply be Chinese copies, but the sensors do align with rumors about some of the technical improvements expected for the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 Touch ID 2

Last we heard, Apple manufacturing partner TSMC had began shipping the first batch of Touch ID sensors for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and third-generation iPad mini.

Apple recently had its Touch ID trademark rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with six months to issue a formal response. The Cupertino-based company could be forced to reach a financial settlement with “Kronos Touch ID” over ownership of the trademark or, much less likely, have to change the name of Touch ID.

Are you looking forward to Touch ID on more devices?

[via Nowhereelse]