After the iPhone 5s launch, most people hope that Apple will also add Touch ID support to the iPad. The French iOS Developer, Pierre Blazquez has found hints in the source code of iOS 7.1 that Apple is indeed working on Touch ID support for the iPad. The evidence comes in the form of a BiometricKit bundle in iOS that serves as the framework for the Touch ID functionality, with the bundle being listed as compatible with both iPhone/iPod and iPad families.
Apple classifies its iOS devices into three families, with iPhone/iPod receiving a “1” designation, iPad receiving a “2” designation, and Apple TV classified as “3”. BiometricKit is currently showing compatibility with both 1 and 2 families, although it is not exactly clear when iPad was added to the list.
Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iPad in late Q3.