In the code of iOS 8.1 have found references to the new iPad with a fingerprint Touch ID




In 2014, the expected number of important changes in the line of tablet computers Apple. One of them reported repeatedly – the appearance of fingerprint module Touch ID. Today we have yet another confirmation of this information.


French programmer Hamza Court found in the code update iOS 8.1 beta 1 , released on Tuesday, a reference to a fingerprint scanner for iPad. These he found with the help of a tool for the development of Xcode. As the developer, it explicitly specifies the parameter ABOUT_PAYMENT_TEXT_IPAD, which accompanies the following comment: “pay for by iPad, using the Touch ID. With the release of Apple Pay you no longer need to enter a credit card number and home address. ”

As you know, Apple has big plans for the fingerprint Touch ID. Commenting on the financial results, Tim Cook said that with new products go beyond the production of hardware. In early September, the “apple” Corporation announced a mobile payment service Apple Pay.

Mobile payments using fingerprint sensor become a key function of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch. Apple intends to simplify the technology and increase the safety when dealing with electronic payments using the biometric sensor. As a result, the iPhone and iPad will become a reliable e-wallet.


Apple tablet release in 2014, in addition to the Touch ID, will also get Apple A8 processor and 8-megapixel main camera. Screen size iPad Air will be the same as that of the current model – 9.7 inches, iPad mini with Retina display will retain the same 7.9 inches.

Earlier it was reported that Apple is considering issuing iPad display with a diagonal of 12.9 inches. Sources say that the device could be announced early next year.

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