Apple is rumoured to update its iPad lineup soon, and some additional details have emerged about the tablets’ features.
Apple is expected to introduce new models of both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini during an October event, and it looks like both tablets will include a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.
What’s more, Apple appears to be planning on including some level of Apple Pay integration for iPads, according to a line of code found within the newest beta release of Apple’s iOS 8.1 operating system (via MacRumors).
Now, this doesn’t exactly mean that you’ll soon be waving your iPad at a cash register to pay, but Apple is likely going to at least allow people to make in-app purchases using the Touch ID fingerprint and Apple Pay, which would speed up the process of inputting payment information.
Apple Pay requires Touch ID, however, which further lends credibility to both iPads featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
As of now, only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch have been confirmed to work with Apple Pay, but we know that Apple is already working on three major updates to iOS 8, one of which could introduce Apple Pay to Apple’s tablet lineup.
To get a sense of what the new iPads would look like with a fingerprint sensor, you can check out these conceptual renders from Martin Hajek below.