Developer Hamza Sood asserts to have found references to a new iPad model with Touch ID and a settings and personal privacy page for Apple Pay on the iPad in iOS 8 beta 1. Sood published proof of his discoveries on Twitter.

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The image above programs an ‘About Apple Pay & Personal privacy’ page discovered in the Passbook settings that describes exactly what info Apple gathers when you sign up for Apple Pay. Sood’s 2nd screenshot published to Twitter reveals a string of code that reads: ‘Pay with iPad utilizing Touch ID’. This doesn’t indicate the next-generation iPad Air will certainly have NFC like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it just means users will be able to use Apple Pay and Touch ID on their iPad to make in-app purchases or do online shopping.

Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPad Air 2 in mid-October. Previous rumors have actually suggested that the new iPad design will certainly include a Touch ID finger print sensor and Sood’s most current discovery seems to verify that those reports could true.

More and more evidence is likewise pointing to Apple launching a 12-inch iPad Pro in early 2015. Meanwhile there has been very little word on the next-generation iPad mini, making some believe Apple might cease the 7-inch tablet.