The TouchID fingerprint scanner was introduced last year with the iPhone 5s and as Tim Cook mentioned, it might have been the reason for iPhone 5c’s failure. So, Apple wouldn’t want to make the same mistake twice. Reportedly, all the iPhones and iPads releasing this year will come with TouchID on board.
The report comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been pretty reliable in the past when it comes to Apple news. He expects TouchID to appear in both the rumored iPhones: one being the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the other iPhone 6 phablet along with the new iPad Air model and iPad mini model.
According to him, 36 million iPhone 5s units were shipped last year, thus 36 million TouchID units. He expects 120 million iDevices to ship with TouchID this year and 233 million the next year. He also suggested that Apple might use tin in the TouchID production to make it more durable.