Apple iPhone X is one of the most awaited iPhones of this year, all thanks to a new design and FaceID feature. Now, it seems that Apple might bring its FaceID feature to its iPad series and iPad Pro 2018 models will be the first to get it.
According to a renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple will add TrueDepth cameras to the iPad Pro to maintain an equal user experience for the iPhone X and iPads as well. Kuo further notes that TrueDepth Cameras will be limited to the iPad Pro models only, as they are the flagship tablets of Apple. He further added 2018 iPhone models will also adopt the new camera technology, which is present in the iPhone X.
“We predict iOS devices to be equipped with TrueDepth Camera in 2018F will include iPhone X and 2018 new iPhone and iPad models. Because of this, we believe more developers will pay attention to TrueDepth Camera/ facial recognition related applications. We expect Apple’s (US) major promotion of facial recognition related applications will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications,” Ming-Chi Kuo said in a statement.
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Kuo reiterated that Android smartphone makers will begin their research on the facial recognition technology instead of the under-glass fingerprint sensor. Apple with its latest FaceID technology is at least 2.5 years ahead of Android, Kuo added.