Next Generation iPad Mini Depicted with Touch ID

Sunday June 22, 2014 8:45 AM PDT by Arnold Kim
Apple.club.tw shares an image of what appears to be models of the next generation iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad Air.

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The iPhone 6 models have already been covered extensively, while we got the first glimpse of the purported iPad Air 2 just last week. The iPad Air 2 model was shown to depict Touch ID, changed speaker grille, and recessed volume buttons.

The new image doesn't reveal any more details except the depiction of Touch ID on the new iPad mini. This year's iPads have been widely expected to gain Touch ID capabilities. Apple first introduced the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system with the iPhone 5S, and will be extending it to allow Apps to begin using it with iOS 8.

Related roundups: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

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Posted: 19 weeks ago
the iphone looks as if it's made of leather
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Posted: 19 weeks ago

the iphone looks as if it's made of leather


Samsung better get in quick and copy.... oh wait.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

That looks disgusting. What the hell is it?
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Posted: 19 weeks ago
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Posted: 19 weeks ago
Looks like a terrible photoshop.
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Posted: 19 weeks ago
There better be 2GB of RAM on it or more... The lack of RAM is literally the only complaint that I have with my iPad.
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Posted: 19 weeks ago

There better be 2GB of RAM on it or more... The lack of RAM is literally the only complaint that I have with my iPad.


Same. But I think part of it is iOS choking. Safari is the worst. I kept trying to show my wife this project on Indiegogo today and it kept crashing over and over. Certain websites are worse than others. More ram and better memory management is all I really want in my next iPad. Pressure sensitivity would be nice but my Adobe Ink and Slide will arrive on Tuesday so yeah—just feed me ram! I would upgrade just for that. It's so annoying that it's amazingly fast yet hampered.
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Posted: 19 weeks ago
I am looking to buy the next retina iPad Mini this year and so long as it has the Touch ID feature, I will be most pleased. This way my iPhone 5s authentication method will match with the new iPad.

As it currently is, the most recent retina iPad Mini I have is secured with a passcode and it took a short while to get used to putting that in when switching between devices.
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Posted: 19 weeks ago

Same. But I think part of it is iOS choking. Safari is the worst. I kept trying to show my wife this project on Indiegogo today and it kept crashing over and over. Certain websites are worse than others. More ram and better memory management is all I really want in my next iPad. Pressure sensitivity would be nice but my Adobe Ink and Slide will arrive on Tuesday so yeah—just feed me ram! I would upgrade just for that. It's so annoying that it's amazingly fast yet hampered.


I think that a lot of the "Safari tabs reloading" complaints come from page crashes and not running out of RAM.

While it does happen on 32-bit devices, most of the complaints seem to come from users of A7 devices. I think that the 64-bit build of iOS still has a few loose ends, which is expected when moving an entire OS from 32 to 64-bit at once.

The good news is that starting with iOS 8 beta 2, Safari now tells you when a page was reloaded because of a problem (as opposed to running out of RAM) so we'll be able to distinguish the causes of tab reloading.
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Posted: 19 weeks ago

Which Indiegogo project?


I'm pretty sure it was this one that was crashing when I kept trying to show her: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pprintee-the-mini-robot-printer-that-drives-itself-on-paper (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pprintee-the-mini-robot-printer-that-drives-itself-on-paper)

I kept turning the iPad towards her to show her and it would crash to the springboard.

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I think that a lot of the "Safari tabs reloading" complaints come from page crashes and not running out of RAM.

While it does happen on 32-bit devices, most of the complaints seem to come from users of A7 devices. I think that the 64-bit build of iOS still has a few loose ends, which is expected when moving an entire OS from 32 to 64-bit at once.

The good news is that starting with iOS 8 beta 2, Safari now tells you when a page was reloaded because of a problem (as opposed to running out of RAM) so we'll be able to distinguish the causes of tab reloading.


It's well documented that 64-bit chips use more RAM because they need more addressable space or something. When Apple kept 1GB between generations while jumping to 64-bit they roughly went from 1GB to 0.7GB. I believe Anandtech had pinned it down to around 30% lower anyway. You can keep making faster, desktop-class processors all day long but you can't do anything meaningful with them, like these new desktop-class apps that are starting to emerge (Lightroom Mobile comes to mind) without increasing the ram. If I can only load a tiny data set, then who cares if it gets done in 100ms or 50ms? I think this is why we need an iPad Pro. There are a lot of people like me who are pushing forward content creation on iPad and want more powerful hardware. Something that can handle all those megapixels and all those layers. I also think many of us are willing to spend more for professional-grade iPad apps because yes, they will be higher quality and yes, they will sell a lower volume.
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