Touch ID was one of the new features that was introduced with the iPhone 5s and we can only assume that Apple will be bringing that feature to the iPhone 6. That being said, will Apple be making any changes or improvements to Touch ID for the iPhone 6? We guess we will just have to wait and find out, but thanks to a new report from DigiTimes, they are claiming that Apple will be turning to the 8-inch processing for the iPhone 6 versus the 12-inch fabrication process which apparently Apple was a little concerned over in terms of yield rates.
“Apple previously decided to have TSMC produce fingerprint sensors for its next-generation iPhone at the foundry’s 12-inch facilities using a 65nm process, the sources noted. However, acknowledging risks associated with 12-inch WLP technologies, Apple has finally chosen TSMC’s 8-inch processing which enables mature yield rates for WLP to produce the fingerprint sensors, the sources said.” So what does this mean for the end user? Well as you might recall, iPhone 5s units were in short supply when they were first released and this was apparently due to the Touch ID’s production. So with the kinks ironed out and with a more refined processed being used, perhaps iPhone 6 supply will be better than that of the iPhone 5s.
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