Apple is going to start making use of some new chemicals to make sensors more durable
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities states that every new iPhone and iPad that is going to be introduced in this year is going to be equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This particular security feature has always received a lot of appreciation and following the response by Apple customers towards this particular feature, Apple is going to ship 120 million Touch ID fingerprint sensors in 2014.
The analyst has also pointed out that Apple is going to start making use of some new chemicals to produce this sensor module which are going to make them more durable as compared to before. The two companies ASE and Sharp are going to manage the redistribution of the module and the responsibility for manufacturing these has been left to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. According to KGI, Apple has sold 36 million iPhone 5s with Touch ID in 2013 and this number is going to take a sharp increase in 2015 when it’s going to reach 233 million.