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One rumor that may hold some weight is the expectation that Apple will take the use of sapphire crysal—which was laser cut into the home button of the iPhone 5S for fingerprint scanning—to a new level with their upcoming devices. A recent report with Taiwanese sapphire maker sources not only suggests that iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 could feature the sapphire crystals for fingerprint sensors, but also says that Apple is planning on using the sapphire crystals for the iPhone 6 home button and touch screen.
-Kuo got it right again. He's one of the best with predictions regarding apple.
-"Kuo also weighs in on several other rumored additions for the iPad and iPad mini, claiming that "probably" neither a Touch ID fingerprint sensor nor a gold color option will be available in either line. He believes that production of components related to those features are still being prioritized for the iPhone 5s, which remains in very tight supply, and thus will not yet be able to make their way into the iPad lineup."
-That's the reason it wasn't included, supply issue. He did nail it on the new iphone too. Regarding apple features, his information holds some water. The paragraph above was released prior to apple's event.