We have heard that some lucky owner of iPad 5 components and front panel dissected an iPhone 5s and fit its Home button mechanism with fingerprint scanner within the iPad 5 panels. And it fit like a glove! Today we get even more proof that the upcoming slate will integrate a biometric scanner…


Reports have said that both the new iPad Mini and iPad 5 will pack Touch ID technology on board. C Technology, a source with a solid track recording published recently a leaked photo of a supposed Home button connector cable from Apple iPad 5. The source claims that the connector has been redesigned and it’s similar to the cable in the iPhone 5s.

This could point towards a Touch ID scanner. Apple is expected to start sending out press invites to a tablet event taking place this month, but I wouldn’t bet on that, considering the delay rumors we’ve heard. How about an iPad launch without an event? Would Apple ever do that?