Apple, after introducing its Touch ID sensor on its Apple iPhone 5s (Review), is now said to be planning to bring the same iconic feature in its entire range of iOS devices set to be released in 2014.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities, has predicted that Apple might implement the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the both widely rumoured iPhone 6 handset variants, second-generation iPad Air and the new iPad mini with Retina display.
Adding more to the speculation, Kuo states that the Cupertino firm will be looking to use new chemicals to increase the durability of its Touch ID sensor.
Kuo further mentions that while TSMC will be producing the new Touch ID sensors, the redistribution sector will be taken care by XinTec and WLCSP and the packaging section to be operated under ASE. It has been also added that ASE and Sharp will handle the module with all the welding process to be done by Japan Unix.
The inclusion of the Touch ID sensors in Apple's 2014 iOS devices would reportedly bump up the fingerprint sensor module shipments from 36 million in 2013 to a massive 233 million in 2014 and 2015, as per Apple Insider.
The report quoting Kuo goes in-line with our previous leaks of the alleged iPhone 6, which has seen in multiple leaks sporting a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor just like the iPhone 5s. The handset is said to sport a bigger screen with more rounded corners. The two rumoured variants of the upcoming iPhone 6 sport 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes respectively.