Latest Leak Shows That iPad 5 Will Feature Touch ID

/ 3 years ago


While the launch of the iPad 5 release date is closing in later this month, leaks and speculation have been continuously flowing. The latest is from a YouTube channel named Unbox Therapy.

Using one of the leaked iPad 5 front panels that have been roaming around from part suppliers, Unbox Therapy shows how the iPad 4’s current home button will not fit in the new build. However when he dismantled an iPhone 5S’ Touch ID home button and placed it into the iPad 5 case, they got a perfect fit. It’s like it was made perfectly for the iPad 5.

However, this  is not concrete evidence that Apple will include Touch ID on the new iPad. Apple is known to adopt its new technology into the whole line of iDevices, this including the iPad mini 2 as well. So this makes perfect sense to expect the newer iPad devices with Apple’s latest technology implemented.

On the other hand, the Sapphire Crystal home button that houses Touch ID is presumably under tight constraints thanks to iPhone 5S popularity, so in some regards, it may make sense for Apple to leave it out of this iPad generation – making for a bit of inconsistency. We will just have to wait for the release and know for certain what will the new iPad devices have in regards with the previous generations.

Apple hasn’t officially confirmed an event for October, but many publications have word Apple will announce the iPad 5, iPad mini 2, new Macs, and OS X Mavericks before the end of the year.

Thank you Pocket-Lint for providing us with this information.

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