Trying to lean into the direction of the new fifth-generation iPad including Touch ID, a YouTuber has torn apart his iPhone 5s to remove the Touch ID sensor and gold metal ring. The user than noted that the Touch ID sensor’s metal ring fits perfectly into a purported fifth-generation iPad front-plate. While this may seem like conclusive evidence to some for the new iPad including Touch ID, I have a couple reasons for doubt:
Who knows if the leaked front-plate is even legitimate or the final product?
Home button size has not drastically differed across Apple devices, so this could just be a coincidence.
It’s unclear if the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID internal components would even properly fit in the iPad. All we have here is a front plate.
Nonetheless, come later this month, it’s likely that we’ll get all the official details from Apple on the 64-bit, A7X-packing full-sized iPad and a Retina iPad mini that looks nearly identical to the current Mini.