Apple is going to install a fingerprint reader in all of its new mobile devices to be release in 2014. Next generation smartphones and tablets will be equipped with a biometric sensor, but according to sources, the company has already started a mass production of Touch ID.
China Times Publishes that employees have at their disposition a report from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) – “Taiwanese Apple partner”. It says that the company plans to issue 120 million fingerprint sensors throughout the year. Such volumes confirm that all Apple mobile devices to be released in 2014 will acquire Touch ID. Among the expected products, the iPhone 6, iPad Air second generation and iPad mini with Retina-display.
It is reported that a new generation of iOS-devices will be fitted with advanced fingerprint sensors which differs from the Touch ID found in the iPhone 5s. The advanced fingerprint sensors increased the strength, accuracy and reliability.
In addition to the new TSMC will fingerprint production in Taiwan. Earlier it was reported that TSMC has already shipped test batch of Touch ID to be used in the iPhone 6, in which, the production will start soon.
According to DigiTimes, the production of nrxt-gen iPhone, Apple requested his two partners – Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron. By the end of this year, Apple plans to increase its share in production from 15% to 50%. For Foxconn, which is going to assemble the new Apple flagship at its plants in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, is a significant blow.
According to analysts, in 2013 Apple sold 45.7 million smartphones with fingerprint scanners. And by 2017, their supply will increase to 525 million units per year.