Apple rumored to add biometric Touch ID to next iPad Air
Apple might be upgrading its eighth generation iPad Air with biometric Touch ID integrated with the power button to provide a larger display, according to leaked images of an alleged unreleased iPad Air manual in Spanish, Apple Insider writes.
The information was leaked on Twitter by DuanRui. The same images suggest the new tablet may also include USB-C and definitely a larger, 11-inch display nearly edge-to-edge. According to graphics, the Home button is replaced with a swiping gesture detection sensor similar to Face ID devices.
By removing the bezels, the device will rather resemble a computer. Face ID sensors have so far only been integrated with iPad Pro series. According to Mashable India, other upgrades include a smart keyboard connector and a side magnet for the Apple Pencil.
Apple will soon announce the new line of iPads, and, if rumors are true, they might display some major upgrades. In July, leaked information claimed the tech company was considering Face ID biometrics for the next macOS.
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