Apple can put TouchID sensor in the upcoming 10th generation iPad in the Source button at the top instead of the Home button, a new supply chain report from Macotakara has claimed.
Leaked CAD diagram of the design of iPad 10″ indicates that the device may have flat edges like that of the iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini models. But the supply chain report says that while the new design schemes may be correct when it comes to the overall dimensions of the device, they don’t focus on changes made to the front of the device because of the design. CAD diagrams are basically used by accessory manufacturers. to have cases and other related products ready for the device. Therefore, for them, the overall size of the device is more valuable than changes such as placing any physical buttons on the device in a new location.
Citing a supply chain source, the report states that “chassis dimensions are the same as leaked CAD data” but “the dimensions of the front display and the location of the Touch ID button do not appear to be included in the data.” CAD data”.
Furthermore, the report states that “Touch ID could be similar to iPad mini” leading to the assumption that the new iPad 10 may have a Touch ID sensor located in the Power button instead of the Home button, like the iPad mini and iPad Air. It should also be noted that if the Home button is removed, it will leave more space for the screen. It also aligns with the latest claims of technology journalist Mark Gurman, according to which Apple may increase the display size of the low-end iPad from 10.2 inches to 10.5 or 10.9 inches.
The report also has another prediction regarding the design of the new iPad. It says that “the FaceTime HD camera will be significantly different, with one source saying the FaceTime HD camera could be on the right side.”
Based on this report, we can expect moved locations of the TouchID sensor and FaceTime HD camera on the new iPad but should wait for the official reveal scheduled to take place in October.