2018 iPad Pro Models May Feature TrueDepth Camera for Face ID

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    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.

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    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.
    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.

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    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.
     
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    Awesome news, but when will we also see a full screen OLED like the X?
     
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    YES!

    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.
     
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    Now the obvious question is when it will come to the macs instead of just the iDevices.
     
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    And what about Macs? Oh right, not a priority for Apple. :(
     
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    Bigger question is what the 2018 iPhone line-up will look like.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    True.. they shouldn't release 9 or 11...
     
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    New keyboards and cases to sell when they change the size again.
     
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    If the phone is $1,200 I'd hate to see how much Apple will try and charge for an OLED based iPad (which I'd love, I hate the iPad display.)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    This pretty much confirmed that Touch ID is not coming back.
     
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    Man can't wait to see the price tag on that sucker.
     
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    Not a question of if but when. Though 2018 may just be a tad bit to early for iPads to adopt this technology.
     
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    FaceID + 3D Touch + OLED + A12X = iPad home run. The iPad line has a very bright, long future
     
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    ... and that’s the bezel-less iPad I’m waiting for since forever.
     
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    Can't wait, will be a nice upgrade. Hoping for something just like this.

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    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.
     

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