“When Apple develops a new technology or feature for its hardware, it typically rolls it out on one product then expands it to the rest of the line,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“For example, Touch ID launched for the iPhone in 2013 and made its way to the iPad with the iPad Air 2 in 2014,” Gurman reports. “For 2015, Touch ID may make its debut on the Mac, according to a rumor from website apple.club.tw.”
“According to the blog, which published legitimate photos of iPad Air 2 Touch ID and A8X chip components last fall, Touch ID will come to Macs this year to enable Apple Pay functionality,” Gurman reports. “Touch ID’s functionality is based on a secure element component within the A-series chips in iPhones and iPads, so Apple will need to integrate such a component in future Macs and input devices to make Touch ID on the Mac possible.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]