Tim Cook has been vocal about 2015 being the “year of Apple Pay” and the latest — albeit pretty vague — rumour apparently corroborates this.
Taiwanese site apple.club.tw (via MacRumors) claims to have fresh information about the upcoming generations of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. As part of its drive towards getting its desired share in mobile payments, Apple plans to integrate Touch ID into these devices, at least according to the blog.
Citing anonymous sources, the site claims Apple will position the fingerprint scanner above the trackpad on MacBooks. Apple’s plans also include customers being able to use its desktop computers to make Apple Pay purchases: it intends to integrate the fingerprint sensor within the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.
We must note here that, earlier this month, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted a 12.4% increase in Touch ID module shipments for this year, but didn’t mention integration into Mac computers or Apple accessories.
Although using Touch ID on a Mac may sound appealing for some of us, there are technical obstacles the company still needs to solve.
The Taiwanese blog has often been reliable in leaking information about forthcoming Apple products such as the iPhone 6, but we suggest you take this rumour with a pinch of salt.