According to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, shipments of of the fingerprint sensor for Apple’s TouchID will grow significantly this year, which would mean that Apple plans to add their fingerprint sensor to more devices than just the iPhone.
Apple’s Touch ID module should see shipments soar 233% in 2014. We believe every new iOS device launched this year will be equipped with Touch ID, including 4.7” and 5.5” new iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 with Retina display. Considering shipments of new products and iPhone 5S sales last longer than in 2013, we forecast unit sales of the fingerprint sensor module to grow 233% to 120mn for 2014.
As we heard previously TSMC are expected to continue to make the fingerprint sensor for the TouchID Sensor, although Apple are expected to release a new version of the sensor in its latest devices.
The new sensor will apparently use tin over chemicals that were used previously in the sensor, this will apparently make the sensor more durable and last longer.
We are expecting Apple to launch a 4.7 inch version and a 5.5 inch version of the new iPhone 6, along with a new updated iPad Air 2 and a new iPad Mini 3, all of these new devices are expected to feature the new Apple A8 processor.
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