Apple will increase the speed and reliability of Touch ID in the new iPhone




KGI Research analyst firm issued a forecast that Apple will introduce a new generation of its smartphone and tablet enhanced fingerprint Touch ID with high precision scanning. Among the contenders – two new versions of the iPhone, as well as next-generation iPad.


Scanners of button Home, at a thickness of 170 microns (approximately twice the thickness of a human hair) was analyzed subepidermal skin layers and allows to obtain an image with a resolution of – 500 ppi. The transition to the new process will provide a higher recognition accuracy and higher read reliability.

Deliveries sensors Touch ID this year will grow by 77%, predicts KGI Research. According to the source agency, the next generation of sensors will scan more accurate than the current version, due to the use of advanced technological process.

“According to our data, the new iPhone, expected in the third quarter of 2015, will receive the updated module Touch ID. For Apple, it is important to improve the usability and safety of the technology Apple Pay, reducing the number of read errors. In 2015 the volume of deliveries of biometric sensors will reach 262 million “, – noted in KGI Research. In addition to TSMC production of new fingerprint will be engaged Sunnic and ASE.


At the moment, technically very complex component is used in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. In 2015, the expected emergence of new devices with improved module Touch ID – iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 3 , iPad mini 4 and iPad Plus.

Earlier in the field of information security, Mark Rogers found that second-generation Touch ID used in the iPhone 6, more reliable than the original module iPhone 5s. He has a higher resolution and wider scan area.

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