If history repeats itself, the Apple iPhone 6S (Apple iPhone 7 or whatever Apple ends up calling its next iPhone) will not sport major upgrades over its predecessor the iPhone 6. According to a new report, one of these minor upgrades is an updated Touch ID.
The news comes to us courtesy of AppleInsider quoting renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that the upgraded Touch ID will “offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience by reducing reading errors.” He also expects Apple’s supply chain to start rolling out these upgraded Touch ID modules in the second quarter of calendar 2015.
Kuo adds that Touch ID will still be located in the home button on future devices, and doesn’t expect the it to be integrated into touch panels, which previous reports claim.
He said, “Though Apple has filed patents for the integration of Touch ID and touch panel, this isn’t likely to bear fruit near term as complex algorithms and sapphire cover lens are also required. We therefore don’t see any impact on supply chain momentum.”
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