“In a leaked investors’ research report obtained by AppleInsider respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals Apple will significantly upgrade its Touch ID fingerprint sensor when it launches new iPhones later this year,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes.
“According to Kuo the new Touch ID module will be faster, more accurate and secure as Apple looks to build momentum and consumer confidence in Apple Pay,” Kelly writes. “Kuo claims, for now, that the Touch ID module will remain part of the physical home button but offers insight into Apple’s long term vision: ‘Though Apple has filed patents for the integration of Touch ID and touch panel, this isn’t likely to bear fruit near term as complex algorithms and sapphire cover lens are also required,’ he argued. ‘We therefore don’t see any impact on supply chain momentum.'”
“That said what is likely to hit home far sooner is the potentially disastrous impact upgraded Touch ID could have on Samsung and its impending Galaxy S6,” Kelly writes. “For a handset which already steals a lot of iPhone 6 design cues to then also be seen chasing in another area where the iPhones lead will be an Apple marketing executive’s dream come true.”
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