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  • Apple Reportedly Working on Upgrading Touch ID Accuracy for Next iPhone

    As Touch ID sits right now on many of the latest iPhone handsets, and even on the latest iPad devices, it's a relatively effective way of ensuring that you're the only one that can get into your iOS device without having to spend the extra few seconds typing in a passcode or password to log into your device or download applications.

    Touch ID could reportedly receive an accuracy boost on the next iteration of the iPhone, which is expected to be labeled the iPhone 6s later this year when it is launched. The report comes from a source that has been correct in the past; an analyst from KGI Securities that goes by the name of Ming-Chi Kuo:

    Quote Originally Posted by KGI Securities
    We think the new iPhone,expected to launch in 3Q15, will be equipped with an upgraded Touch ID module, with which Apple (US) intends to offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience with reduced reading errors. We therefore raise our 2015F shipments of Touch ID module by 12.4% to 262mn sets, boosted by Apple Pay and new iPhone models.
    The reasoning behind the boosted accuracy of Touch ID is to further secure the fingerprint-scanning software and hardware from malicious intent, especially as the platform becomes more widely adopted for Apple Pay, which deals directly with the consumer's money and financial assets.

    Many think that the current iteration of Touch ID works just fine and the place where Touch ID needs improvement hasn't yet been revealed. On the other hand, additional accuracy is always welcomed by iOS users everywhere.

    In addition to this, Apple is also reportedly planning to stick with the current 8 megapixel sensor for the rear-facing camera in the next iPhone that has been present since the iPhone 4s, as we reported yesterday.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Working on Upgrading Touch ID Accuracy for Next iPhone started by Anthony Bouchard View original post