New Apple devices are expected to include a new technology that will tighten the level of security on iPhone and iPad devices according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a noted KGI Securities analyst. Based on his findings, Apple will be embedding their Touch ID on every non-iPod iOS device that will be launched throughout the year. This will include the upcoming iPhone 6, refreshed iPad mini with Retina display, and the second generation iPad Air.
With this added layer of security available on iOS devices, sales of the new models are estimated to grow from 36 million (2013) to 120 million (2014) and 233 million (2015). These figures indicate the corresponding annual increase of production of both 233 percent and 94 percent.
The prediction of the analyst has emerged after he discovered code in iOS 7.1 which points to the implementation of Touch ID technology of an unannounced iPad device. Considering the fingerprint scanning technology was initially introduced along with iPhone 5s, it is no longer a surprise that new models will come with this same tech. After all, the iPhone 5s is still the only product to make use of this updated and advanced biometric security hardware.
If ever the analysis proves to be true, Apple’s sales on future devices can exceed to new heights. What do you think?