For many of us who have not yet upgraded to the iPhone 5s, we’re still oblivious about the exciting developments of the Touch ID, but not for long!
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Touch ID will become a standard feature in every new Apple device launched in 2014. We’re talking 4.7″models, 5.5″models, the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2 with retina display, and the iPad 2 and 3.
Touch ID sensor shipments are expected to increase by a whopping 233% this year and are expected to be more durable than earlier models, according to Ming-Chi’s report. Below is an excerpt from the report note:
“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”.
Ming-Chi goes on to say that Apple is likely to adapt the design of the Touch ID module to use tin to improve durability.
Apple is expected to continue working with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and XinTec to produce the Touch ID fingerprint sensors.