Apple’s face-scanning tech might be coming to a new product in the near future.
The company will add the TrueDepth camera, which enables the apple iphone X’s Face ID and speaking emoji tech, to next year’s iPad Pro, according to an industry insider.
The prediction comes from KGI analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who has effectively called many of Apple’s product goes in the past. According to Kuo, Apple programs to bring its face-scanning TrueDepth digital camera to more products in 2018.
On the tablet part, Kuo predicts the 2018 apple ipad Pro will come equipped with the digital camera. He doesn’t say whether Apple company plans to change up the tablet’s style to accommodate the extra sensors, but Apple company could integrate the new hardware with out adding the iPhone X’s “notch” style. Â
Notably, Kuo thinks Apple company intends to reserve the function for its higher-end iPad Pros, not really the cheaper iPad Air or even iPad Mini tablets. Given that the particular feature is currently limited to just the apple iphone X, which is due out later on this year, it makes sense that Apple really wants to continue to maintain the TrueDepth camera like a more “premium” feature.
That said, Kuo also predicts that future iPhones will ditch TouchID in favor of Face ID, beginning the coming year in 2018. That means those apple iphones would also need to come with TrueDepth digital cameras and would very likely not consist of home buttons.
Either method, it sounds like Face ID is not going away and could soon be difficult to prevent â? no matter how terrible of an concept it may seem.