According to the rumors, Apple is expected to introduce Touch IDs to its iPad lineup this year. This isn’t that much of a stretch given the possibilities that Touch ID can unlock, that and the fact that it makes iOS devices that much safer from potential thieves or those who want to peek at the contents of our tablets.
Now the other day we caught a look at iPad Air 2 dummy units that supposedly shows off Touch ID and now thanks to a photo uploaded by the folks at Apple.club.tw, the image above apparently depicts the third-gen iPad mini with what appears to be a Touch ID sensor placed at the home button. The image also shows off an iPhone lying on top of the iPad mini, which in turn is lying on top of an iPad Air which also appears to have a Touch ID sensor on it.
Now chances are the image we are looking at could be dummy units, like the ones we’ve seen earlier since it might be a bit early to be looking a full production units. Prototype units, possibility, but given that earlier photos were that of dummy units, chances are these are too. Unfortunately the photo does not tell us much about the third-gen iPad mini.
Based on previous photos of the iPad Air 2, Apple appears to have made some design changes with the tablet, but it is unclear if those design changes will be extended to the third-gen iPad mini as well. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us at a later date for additional details.