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Next iPhone to Have Updated Touch ID Sensor


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Jun 18, 2010
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According to a report on AppleInsider today, the next iPhone will have an upgraded Touch ID fingerprint sensor in order to improve and enhance the Apple Pay experience.

The source for this latest story is KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very good track record on Apple stories and can be considered highly credible.

In his note to investors, Kuo said that the new and improved Touch ID module will make the Apple Pay user experience “better and safer,” with fewer reading errors.

The Touch ID sensor will still be sited in the same position as currently, as part of the home button, however, with Kuo saying that he doesn’t think that fingerprint-scanning technology will be built into touch panels in the near future, despite Apple having filed patents for integrated Touch ID and touch panel technology. According to Kuo, this is because “complex algorithms and sapphire cover lens are also required” in an integrated Touch ID touch panel.

Source: Apple s next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer superior Apple Pay experience