Could the iPad Pro 2018 turn out to be more similar to the iPhone X? This is what some now speculate, especially as some predictions suggest that the device may come with Face ID capabilities.
Will the iPad Pro 2018 Feature Face ID Capabilities?
As some may recall, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted that the iPad Pro 2018 would come with Face ID and the TrueDepth Camera. Interestingly, new reports that have surfaced seem to support Kuo’s comments. Reportedly, a code from the new iOS 11.3 beta seemingly references a still unreleased “modern iPad.” This is a noteworthy detail, as the iPhone X was once referred to as the “modern iPhone.”
With this into account, speculations on the next iPad Pro bearing similarities to the iPhone X only continue to grow. However, it’s worth noting that such predictions have yet to be officially confirmed.
How Would Face ID Work on the iPad Pro?
Should the next iPad Pro come with Face ID capabilities, then the iPad Pro’s design will most likely see some tweaks in order to accommodate such a feature. The Touch ID sensor could be removed in order to make way for the Face ID. With this, the iPad Pro could possibly feature even thinner bezels.
When Will the New iPad Pro Launch?
As to when the latest iPad Pro model will see a release is still unknown. Some predict that the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June will unveil the device. On the other hand, there are also speculations that the new iPad Pro may be revealed alongside the new 2018 iPhone models in September.
In other Apple news, Apple recently revealed what iOS users can expect from the upcoming iOS 11.3 update. For one, the ARKit — Apple’s augmented reality (AR) technology — will see an update with ARKit 1.5. This will not only improve iOS users’ AR experience, it will also provide advancements in how the ARKit can recognize virtual objects. Additionally, it will also improve how the technology can integrate real world images into the AR experience.
For iPhone X users, iOS 11.3 will also bring in four new Animoji: a lion, a bear, a dragon, and a skull. Furthermore, the forthcoming update will see improvements in how the iPhone displays battery health. iOS 11.3 will also cover overall tweaks in power management.
Currently, the developer preview of iOS 11.3 is already available to iOS Developer Program members. It will later on be available this spring as a free software update.