Apple first introduced its Touch ID fingerprint readers on the iPhone 5s, and apparently that helped delay mass shipments of the phone following its launch. Apple may have learned from those lessons, and its manufacturing partners are reportedly gearing up to begin mass production of Touch ID sensors for the iPhone 6 next quarter.
According to DigiTimes, the source of the rumor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will lead the production of the touch sensors for the iPhone 6. Apparently TSMC will use new 12-inch fabs instead of its 8-inch fabs to increase yield rates, and will also do some of the packaging at its factory in an effort to save time.
Apple's iPhone 6 likely won't be unveiled until September, a year after Apple took the wraps off of the iPhone 5s. Any production ahead of time could help Apple get as many units on store shelves as possible at launch. It's probably likely that Apple is well on its way to working on the iPhone 6, though we're not quite sure why the Touch ID sensor would vary much from the iPhone 5s — and how or why any parts maker would be privy to that information already. That said, we're writing this off as pure speculation for now.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Illustrate your brilliant ideas on the best whiteboards
Teaching, training, and brainstorming represent a fraction of activities that involve a lot of writing and erasing. What better medium to use than a whiteboard? We have a collection of some of the best whiteboards available today.