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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to come with more durable Touch ID sensor

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to come with more durable Touch ID sensor

It has been widely speculated that the next generation iPad Air dubbed iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 will come with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

GforGames now reports that Apple is also planning to improve the fingerprint sensor’s durability.

Photos of iPad Air 2 physical mockup surface with Touch ID, depressed volume buttons, new speaker grille

Photos of iPad Air 2 physical mockup surface with Touch ID, depressed volume buttons, new speaker grille

New images of a physical mockup being touted as a “perfect replica” of the upcoming iPad Air have surfaced, showing that Apple may have a few minor changes in store for the device that we didn’t quite expect including a slightly modified volume rocker and a new look for the speaker grille.

New iPad Air with 8MP camera, A8 chip reportedly enters production this month

New iPad Air with 8MP camera, A8 chip reportedly enters production this month

Apple is reportedly preparing an iPad hardware refresh for launch a few months later. A new report claims that the new iPad Air will feature the same design, but will come with improved internals, including a faster A8 chip and a better 8MP rear camera.

Analyst: iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor

Analyst: iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will feature Touch ID fingerprint sensor

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will include Touch ID fingerprint sensor in all iOS devices which will be launched in 2014 such as the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, one of the popular features of iPhone 5s.

TSMC ships first batch of Touch ID sensors for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

TSMC ships first batch of Touch ID sensors for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

One of Apple’s core component suppliers, TSMC is now believed to be shipping out the Touch ID sensors for the upcoming iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 as well as the iPad Mini 3. The company has also reportedly contracted its subsidiaries like Xintec and Suzhou Crystal Semiconductor to produce these sensors in required quantities for upcoming Apple devices.

iOS 7.1 code reveals next iPad will come with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

iOS 7.1 code reveals next iPad will come with Touch ID fingerprint sensor

The next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini are expected to feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor currently included in the iPhone 5s, and code references found in iOS 7.1 further corroborate these rumors.

Photos of Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with integrated display

Photos of Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with integrated display

Some photos of the iPhone 6 front panel have leaked out over the past few days and today we’ve come across front panels of the upcoming iPad Air 2 as well. Interestingly, the leak reveals the display integrated with the front panel which is different from the assembly on the current gen iPad Air. This could mean that the new iPad Air 2 could be significantly thinner than its predecessor.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to feature Touch ID, A8 CPU in 2014

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to feature Touch ID, A8 CPU in 2014

The well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo released his predictions and research notes for Apple’s 2014 product roadmap today and, according to sources for Kuo, Apple will introduce new iPad Air and iPad mini models later this year that feature the A8 processor, and a Touch ID sensor. Kuo also says that prices for the current lineup of tablets will drop over the course of the year while Apple pushes a larger 12.9-inch tablet in 2015.

Analyst: Apple to launch iWatch and next-gen iPad Air with A8 and Touch ID in 2014, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and next-gen Retina iPad mini in 2015

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a report, where he has made some interesting predictions for 2014.

Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s product plans.