Apple Byte: Is Touch ID coming to the next-gen iPhone 6, iPad Air and iPad Mini?
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Apple Byte: Is Touch ID coming to the next-gen iPhone 6, iPad Air and iPad Mini?6:32 /
Multiple reports claim Touch ID is coming to all of Apple's new iPhone and iPads. Apple has their own heart rate headphones, and the Samsung vs. Apple verdict.
[MUSIC] What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple byte, for everything good, and bad inside the world of Apple. Onto the show, and more stories point to progress on the iPhone 6, and next gen iPad Air, and iPad Mini. Now, component information website. CEC B2B not to be confused with the NKOTBBSB tour. [MUSIC] See, that clip was for all you guys who make their girlfriends, and wives watch the show with them. Alright, now the report claims that Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has provided the first batch of touch ID fingerprint sensors to be used in the iPhone6, iPad Air 2, and third gen iPad mini. Previous reports claim TSMC will be using the same eight inch fingerprint sensor process used in the iPhone 5S and it's a good sign they're ahead of the game after the 5S launch with limited supplies, due to production issues with touch ID sensors. Now it isn't a surprise. They'll be finally bringing this to iPad, but my hope is that they use it beyond just purchases, and it could open up the possibility for multiple user profiles on iPads, something Apple has never done. All right, a new report for Mac Os Satara, says Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15% of the orders for Apple's upcoming 4.7 inch iPhone 6. The report says Pegatron is expected to produce 15 million iPhones this year, and will aid with the production alongside of Fox Con. Now rumor still point to the 4.7 inch iPhone shipping ahead of the 5.5 inch model, due to display, and battery production issues. And in another story about the larger screen iPhone 6, rumor site [INAUDIBLE] says 5.5 inch models may also see a limited production volume. Due to the high cost of quality sapphire as the display material. Now they estimate that sapphire based display may cost $280 in materials, which is a huge jump compared to the four inch retina display which costs roughly $44. Analysts are throwing around the idea that the sapphire display model might be reserved for the premium iPhone models at the higher end like a 128 gig 5.5 inch model in. Who are we kidding? People will end up wanting the Sapphire Edition if it comes to that. You know, it just rolls off the tongue. See, try it. Sapphire. Sapphire. Okay I'll stop that. Alright, according to 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to hold what they call an enormous iPhone related event this week in order to boost sales. Beginning May 8th, Apple will be contacting upgrade eligible iPhone users to come to their local Apple store to upgrade to a 5S or a 5C. Say what? Look Apple's going to try to move through inventory and upgrade people a 5S or 5C? When we're only three or four months away from Apple releasing a brand new iPhone. Friends don't let friends upgrade their phone before an iPhone, and that's just a bad apple. That's just bad, that's really bad. Alright, on to iWatch news and a Reuters source says Apple is considering a full health and fitness services platform. Modeled after it's own App store. Now this would allow companies to develop their own mobile medical applications that could tie into Apple's rumored bio sensing device that some people are calling the iWatch. Nike recently shut down their entire Fuel Band division. It was my least favorite fitness band out of all of them, and their CEO said they will instead be focusing on software for their Nike Fuel platform. Now trade in a whole new platform for a whole new device of this nature, would be a smart move for Apple, and lets hope they try to keep Apps around like Spreadsheet that track your sexual performance. And no, it will be the app of the week because I can't download it on camera. All right, rumor mill started buzzing after a suggestion on the anonymous information sharing platform secret that claims Apple is planning to launch. New ear pod headphones with integrated heart rate, and blood pressure sensors that will require the lightning port. But the claim does have roots in previous Apple patent filings as far back as 2006 where Apple proposed using sensors integrated into accessories to collect physiological data. Now Apple's concepts showed off a clip connected to your earlobe, with a sensor adhering to your skin to monitor pulse or oxygen levels. And a more recent filing showed the sensor integrated into the earpiece. Now, other companies like LG showed off their heart rate monitor ear phones at CES. So this is something that could happen. And another legal wresting match between Samsung, and Apple, round two, is finally over. And a verdict was reached awarding Apple $119.6 million in damages, significantly less than the $2 billion they were seeking, claiming Samsung infringed on their patents. The jury did find that Samsung infringed on Apple's slide-to-unlock feature, and a few others, such as transforming text like an email address into an actionable link. Oh. The court also ruled that Apple had infringed on some of Samsung's own property, and awarded the Korean giant $158,000 in damages. The big A was found guilty of infringement on a Samsung patent that deals with recording and storing digital images and audio. Now we have some exclusive recordings of the conversations happening inside the courtroom during the past month. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to present you the slide to a [UNKNOWN] feature on the iPhone and those two cute little fishes. Aren't, aren't, aren't they so cute? Hey, Judge Coe. Yes? Are you free later tonight? Maybe. This is so hard to read does, that say $119 or $119 million? Hey Phil, don't those things look like little candies? Mm mm mm, I love those candies. Henry are you reading from actual transcripts? Yeah, these are totally authentic, man. Come on. All right guys. That's gonna do it for this week's show. Keep sending me your emails to theapplybyte@cnet, or tweet me @briantong. Thanks so much for watching, and we'll catch you next week for another byte of the apple. [MUSIC]