Analyst Reiterates Touch ID Coming to New iPhones and iPads This Year


The latest from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated Touch ID will makes its way onto next generation iPhones and iPads set to debut this year, according to a research note obtained by MacRumors:

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.

Touch ID, which debuted last fall exclusively on the iPhone 5S, will make its way to the next iPhone 6, second ten iPad Air, and third generation iPad mini.

No word whether Touch ID will makes its way onto the iPod touch though. If it were to happen, this premium feature probably won’t arrive until years down the road.

The research note details how Apple will use tin within its Touch ID design to improve durability, while supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will continue its production of the fingerprint sensors.

Back in April, the connected analyst detailed Apple’s 2014 product line up, which also mentioned how Touch ID was set to debut on new iOS devices coming later this year.


  • Al

    gee… didn’t have to dig too deep into the crystal ball for that brilliant bit of foresight.

  • Maybe Ming-Chi Kuo was feeling bored and wanted to make some headlines.

  • David

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict Siri will make it into new iPhones and iPads this year..

  • This just in… all iPhones and iPads released later this year will be running Apple’s yet unannounced iOS 8 operating system. I have confirmed this rumour through my reliable source, Captain Obvious.

  • Tim

    All iphones this year are going to include batteries, screens are looking likely but we can’t confirm 100% at this point.