Touch ID might spread through Apple's hardware ecosystem

Touch ID might be coming soon to MacBooks, Magic Mice and trackpads


Touch ID
Touch ID is ready for an upgrade. Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Touch ID has completely changed security on the iPhone, and now Apple’s fingerprint-scanning technology could soon be coming to the Mac.

Apple is planning to bring Touch ID to the upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to sources at Taiwanese Apple blog In the past, the site successfully leaked the iPad Air 2 logic board, the Touch ID sensor and the iPhone 6 Lightning port, so it has a track record for accuracy. The site claims Apple has big plans for Touch ID in 2015 and wants to put it in everything from MacBook Pros to Magic Mice.

Touch ID will reportedly be integrated into the trackpad of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pros. Desktop Mac users won’t be left out, according to the rumor: The Apple Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad will get built-in Touch ID technology too.

Along with the additional security, Touch ID will also help Apple pursue Apple Pay more aggressively for online shopping. The rumor site doesn’t mention a timeline for when the new devices will be available.

Apple.Club’s report also throws in an extra rumor that three color options — silver, gold and space gray — will be available for the 12-inch MacBook. The site says the next MacBook Pros will also come in the three colors, but we’re not totally convinced anyone actually wants a gold 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, so take the rumor with a heavy grain of salt.



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