These Pictures with iPad Air 2 Cases Show the TouchID Sensor

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    One of the most expected features in the upcoming new generation iPad models are the TouchID sensors that would allow for an increased security in these devices. And now, according to a report coming from MobileFun publication, the above pictures showcase some upcoming cases for the next-gen iPad Air where it's clearly visible the TouchID fingerprint scanner.

    The above images are said to be from a Chinese case manufacturer which has already published them. This isn't exactly surprising, as many previous leaks of iPad Air 2 dummy units showed the same thing. But now we're seeing how the iPad Air 2 would really look like with a finger print scanner and wrapped inside a case.

    Judging by the information we possess so far, the next big iPad is said to be a small update compared to its predecessor. It could get the A8 chipset, an 8 MP rear camera and it will be a tad thinner and lighter than the current generation. Its screen size and resolution should stay the same, as Apple is probably focused on the release of its iPhone 6 duo.

    Besides revealing the fingerprint scanner, there aren't many other details that we can learn from these pictures. But, judging by the looks of it, this case would look much better with a touch keyboard attached to it.

    Source: MobileFun
     
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    I don't see why those pictures aren't just showing an on/off button. What makes it a fingerprint sensor?

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    Don't know what I did here.
     
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    The Touch ID scanner is built into the home button and can scan and locally store up to five fingerprint scans which can be used to unlock the device without manually entering the password. It can also be used to authorize iTunes and AppStore purchases.

    Here's how it works. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5883

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    If you look closely at the button you will see a silver ring around it. This is the sensor that detects your finger's touch. The center of the button does the actual scanning.
     
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    Of course, this does not mean the pictures are legitimate. We will know what the new iPad's are like when Apple announces them. Rumors are entertainment, at best. Not a promise by Apple.
     
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    Thank you very much. That makes it much clearer.

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    Doesn't prove anything to me to be honest.
     

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