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Apple’s 12-inch MacBook Air could feature iPhone-like Touch ID sensor

Apple has already implemented the Touch ID in the iPhone and iPad and now it is said to be planning on extending the same to MacBooks and Apple’s desktops. 9to5Mac reports that Apple may integrate

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Apple has already implemented the Touch ID in the iPhone and iPad and now it is said to be planning on extending the same to MacBooks and Apple’s desktops. 9to5Mac reports that Apple may integrate the Touch ID with the trackpads on the forthcoming 12-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.As for desktops, the report claims that the fingerprint sensor could be integrated into the Magic Mouse or the Magic Trackpad. The reports further reveals that the MacBook Air might start retailing with different color options just like how Apple did with the iPhones.

It’s not surprising that Apple is considering such an option considering how aggressively it is promoting Apple Pay. It will be interesting to see how Apple would be making the Touch ID secure on laptops and desktops. On the iPhones, Touch ID is dependent on a secure layer of authentication within the A chip.

The Cupertino folks are already working on a thinner and sleeker 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display. From the leaked photos we have seen so far, the forthcoming laptop will boast a radical new design, and is said to be “approximately a quarter-of-an-inch narrower than the 11-inch variant, yet it is also a quarter-of-an-inch taller in order to accommodate the slightly larger display.” It is also expected to boast a single USB Type-C port, and a keyboard that has been stretched to edges, and all the keys have been moved closer to each other

  • Published Date: February 18, 2015 6:25 PM IST
  • Updated Date: February 18, 2015 6:37 PM IST