Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.


macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

iPad Pro models set to be released in 2018 will come equipped with a TrueDepth Camera and will support Face ID, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note this morning.

Kuo believes Apple will add TrueDepth cameras to the iPad Pro to introduce a user experience that's consistent with the iPhone X and boost competitiveness. With all high-end iOS devices equipped with TrueDepth Cameras, "ecosystem development" will also benefit.


According to Kuo, TrueDepth Cameras will be limited to the iPad Pro, which is Apple's main flagship tablet device. Kuo also predicts 2018 iPhone models will adopt the new camera technology coming in the iPhone X, as he has mentioned in a previous note.
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.
With Apple embracing facial recognition and the TrueDepth Camera, Kuo reiterated that he expects Android smartphone makers to begin researching facial recognition technology, abandoning under-screen fingerprint recognition technology. Apple has a serious lead over its competitors though, with Kuo previously saying it will take up to 2.5 years for Android hardware to catch up with the TrueDepth camera.

The iPhone X, Apple's first product with a TrueDepth Camera for Face ID, is set to be released to the public on November 3. It's not clear when the company plans to introduce new iPad Pro models, but the new devices could come as soon as the first half of 2018. The iPad Pro was last updated in June of 2017, introducing a new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and new display technology.

Article Link: 2018 iPad Pro Models May Feature TrueDepth Camera for Face ID
  • Like
Reactions: Avieshek


macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2016
Since this is the radical new OLED iPad, it could have a similar design to the iPhone X.

Except the increased bezel and body size should mean no notch.
Last edited:

Apple blogger

macrumors 6502a
Feb 28, 2013
That would be a super hot looking iPad.. it would need a really big battery to power all that display.. also, the overall size would also be reduced...
  • Like
Reactions: Avieshek


Aug 8, 2017

I basically told my self that i would not get a new iPad pro (i have the 1st 12.9 model) till faceID.

I spend the weekend on the iPad pro for about 16 hours of work related matters and no more touch ID would make my experience even better.

This makes zero sense. Why exactly is using Touch ID such a "burden" for you? How exactly would holding a giant iPad to your face be magically better? Seriously, Please tell us.
Last edited by a moderator:


macrumors 601
Aug 28, 2012
Between the coasts
Notches on the pro, notches on the pro :)

Less likely, I think - there's a good argument for the continued existence of some sort of bezel on iPad, as they can't be grasped by the edges alone. If there's a bezel, the notch is unnecessary.

I'm also expecting to see this migrate to Mac. Whether in 2018 or 2019 I won't guess.
  • Like
Reactions: allonym


macrumors 68000
Sep 1, 2017
It's what one would expect, there's really no big science to predict it.

More interesting would be to know when and how are iPads getting a complete redesign following the iPhone X.


macrumors 604
Feb 4, 2004
Florida Resident
This makes zero sense. Why exactly is using Touch ID such a "burden" for you? How exactly would holding a giant iPad to your face be magically better? Seriously, Please tell us.

Sounds like someone drinking the coolaid.

I didn't have any coolaid but I noticed my 89 year old mother would not use the touch ID correctly. Such as placing the finger to high or not remembering which finger she used to train it. They actually uses the passcode most of the time as it is more natural for her. Maybe the Face ID would help with her and other people in that category. For most people, Touch ID works fine.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.