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Touch ID is a fingerprint recognition feature, designed and released by Apple Inc., and is currently available on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro and iPad Pro 9.7

On September 19, 2015, Apple introduced the second generation Touch ID, which is twice as fast as the first generation sensor.

Apple says Touch ID is heavily integrated into iOS devices, allowing users to unlock their device, as well as make purchases in the various Apple digital media stores (iTunes Store, the App Store, iBookstore), and to authenticate Apple Pay online or in apps. On announcing the feature, Apple made it clear that the fingerprint information is stored locally in a secure enclave on the Apple A7 and later chips, rather than being stored remotely on Apple servers or in iCloud, making it very difficult for external access.

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