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Alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Shown Off in New Photos

Nowhereelese.fr (Google Translate) shares some new photos of an alleged Touch ID fingerprint sensor said to be for the iPhone 6. The component appears to be mostly similar in design to the Touch ID component used for the iPhone 5s, aside from relocated screw holes that line up with the metal housing of the device.

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iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor (top) and alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID component (bottom)

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is said to have provided the first batch of fingerprint sensors for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in May. A report last month noted that these newer Touch ID units would be more durable than the ones currently found in the iPhone 5s thanks to an updated manufacturing process that uses tin.

Higher shipments for Touch ID components would likely help launch supplies for the iPhone 6, as low yield rates of the component were reportedly to blame for the limited supplies of the iPhone 5s last year. The iPhone 6 will likely be announced and launched this September, and is expected to come in two sizes of 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. However, a recent report suggested that the company is running into production issues with the device, which may lead to the 5.5-inch version launching after October or in early 2015.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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18 weeks ago
OMG they moved the screw holes...
Rating: 22 Votes
18 weeks ago
Typical Apple repeating the same stuff every year. I don't know about you guys, but I think they should have toe print sensors by now. Apple is doomed.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 weeks ago
Seriously, MR should start a separate page for iPhone parts. It's minutia unless it shows evidence of a significant hardware change. The above pic could be a part from anything AFAIC.
Rating: 8 Votes
18 weeks ago

That is truly a fantastic photo


I don't know; I think there could be more compression artifacts if they tried…



No, WAIT! Something is missing… I can do better:



THERE, this image is anywhere from 20 to 30 percent more legitimate!
Rating: 5 Votes
18 weeks ago

I've seen more bits of the iPhone 6 than Sasha Grey.

Anyone else wish they could see nothing until the damn thing is just released??


I think the website you're looking for is apple.com (http://apple.com) :apple:
Rating: 4 Votes
18 weeks ago

OMG they moved the screw holes...


LOL, don't relocate the screw holes :eek:
Rating: 3 Votes
18 weeks ago
I've seen more bits of the iPhone 6 than Sasha Grey.

Anyone else wish they could see nothing until the damn thing is just released??
Rating: 2 Votes
18 weeks ago

I had to Google Sasha Grey. Now I get the joke.


That's a dangerous Google search.
Rating: 2 Votes
18 weeks ago

I've seen more bits of the iPhone 6 than Sasha Grey.


I had to Google Sasha Grey. Now I get the joke.

-OR-

I could have said "What's your point, apart from trying to sound like a self entitled smart ass?"
Rating: 1 Votes
18 weeks ago

I've seen more bits of the iPhone 6 than Sasha Grey.


Yes, but the ones you've seen of Sasha's are likely real parts.

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Apple lost that trademark battle, I'm surprised they haven't been sued yet to stop using the name for the feature.

They should call it the Finger Bang ID sensor.


It's not final FINAL yet. Apple is still in the appeal's period. They have until Nov. I believe to convince USPTO their use of the TM is different than Kronos. Barring that they can always license the name just as they did with the iPhone name from Cisco. Or they can change the name like the did when they lost the Rendevouz name, which is now known and Bonjour, of course.
Rating: 1 Votes

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