Next iPad to have Face ID and Animoji, developer shares proof
posted by Georgi Zarkov / Jul 03, 2018, 9:47 AM
Your days of sadly looking at your iPad, hoping to some day be able to amuse your friends by sending them an animated character that slightly resembles you, are almost over! That is, at least, if a Twitter post by Steve Troughton-Smith (a well-known iOS focused developer) is to be believed.
According to him, a recent change in Apple's AvatarKit, the software behind their infamous Animoji and Memoji, now allows the support of bigger screens like the ones on the iPad. This was part of the latest iOS 12 beta, recently distributed to developers.
This added support for Animoji means that the new generation of iPads will have the necessary TrueDepth camera hardware to support Face ID, Animoji and Memoji.
Other features, that could logically trickle down from the iPhone X, are gestures like swiping up to get to the home screen. That means Apple tablets are next in line to part with the iconic home button. And while some users might miss it, that means thinner bezels and a bigger screen-to-body ratio, which seems to be what all manufacturers are going after these days.
If all the assumptions are true, users would be able to enjoy the new additions to the iPad family this fall, when the refreshed line-up of Apple products is expected to be announced and later hit the market.
source: Steve Troughton-Smith via AppleInsider
Posts: 2683; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
No home button, eh? Pas étonnant! The thing is; iOS 11 for iPad heavily relies on gestures remarkably similar to Blackberry Playbook. As a matter of fact; one can use an iOS 11 running iPad without even touching the home button (With exception of sleep/wake). So like I said; no surprise there. And FaceID and Animojis are pretty much a given. It'd be a cold day in hell when Apple introduce something truly revolutionary and catch everyone off guard! A day when pigs will fly and politicians won't lie... It's gonna be beautiful! G'Day!
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 10:03 AM 3
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No one even buys iPads anymore. Everyone’s buying much more capable devices like Windows PC tablets and Samsung Galaxy Tabs with stylus support. Put it to rest Apple.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 10:39 AM 1
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you are in serious denial. Also, windows is terrible as a tablet and those tablets are half assed laptops. I don’t even need to say anything about the Samsung tablets lol
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 10:41 AM 5
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@Jcass889 - Common, SamsungNewbie was trolling with his comment. Apple is selling about 50 million iPads a year, no one else on this planet is anywhere close about selling that many tablets, whether windows or android. I would hardly call that a failure. If Apple selling 50 million iPads is considered a failure, nevermind everyone else. Although some of us seems to have a different definition for success when it comes to Apple and expectation.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 11:03 AM 1
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The new iPad's are going to be so list worthy, I cannot decide what I'm more excited for, the new iPad's or the new iPhones! Oh man its going to be an expensive fall!!!
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 11:18 AM 0
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I don’t buy an iPad because my current one, a four years old iPad Air 2, is still working so well I couldn’t justify the expense of a newer one. For me the iPad is the best computer I’ve ever had. Windows? So retro. Just lagacy apps and boredom.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 11:47 PM 1
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