Touch ID Coming to iPad and iPad Mini According to iOS Text String

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    When Apple released the iPhone 5S, back in September 2013, one of the key features of the device was the newly implemented Touch ID sensor. The sensor was an exclusive to the iPhone 5S, as it was not added to the iPad Air nor the iPad Mini with Retina display.

    On Wednesday, we reported that iOS developer Pierre Blazquez found some code in Apple's software development kit, referencing an addition of Siri to Apple TV. Today it seems Blazquez is back with more goodies found in the firmware's code, this time showing a Touch ID framework pointing to the iPad family.
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    The code appears in text string found in the BiometricKitUI.axbundle folder, describing "holding an iPhone with their right hand while touching the Home button with their thumb."

    Now it's completely not out of the question that Apple would be adding Touch ID to the rest of its lineup. Previously the company held off a generation on all other device to have Siri except for the iPhone. Siri was then added to iPod Touch and iPad in the next iteration of those devices.

    It is also worth noting that Apple was expected to implant Touch ID into the iPads in September, but a shortage of sensor caused the company to barely make the iPhone 5S quota. Either way, we believe that consumers should expect Apple to show off Touch ID on iPad and iPad Mini later this year.
     

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