Top Apple analyst says TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will come to the iPad Pro next year
by Alan Friedman / Oct 09, 2017, 4:30 PM
According to Kuo, with the TrueDepth Camera coming to the Apple iPad Pro, so is Face ID. He believes that Apple is trying to make the high-end experience of the iPad Pro similar to the experience users get with the iPhone X. The analyst made these comments in a note sent to KGI's clients today. Kuo says that among Apple's tablets, only the 2018 iPad Pro will feature Face ID. In addition, Kuo expects all 2018 iPhone models to sport the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.
As we told you over the weekend, Android handset manufacturers are now working on facial recognition for their own models instead of trying to embed a fingerprint scanner under the front glass. Samsung and Apple both worked feverishly in an effort to move the biometric reader under the display of their flagship phones, but both failed. Samsung placed its fingerprint scanner near the camera on the back of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8. Apple came up with Face ID as a replacement on the iPhone X, and the public reaction to the feature during the unveiling of the phone has Android manufacturers looking to offer it on 2018 models.
The one drawback that Apple has discovered is that manufacturing the complex TrueDepth Camera is apparently quite difficult. A financial news wire recently reported that due to issues with the production of the camera, Apple has achieved a yield under 10% on the production of the iPhone X. As a result, the launch of the premium model could be pushed back from November 3rd to sometime in December. Pre-orders will begin on October 27th.
As for the 2018 Apple iPad Pro tablets, new models (presumably carrying Face ID) could come as soon as the first half of next year.
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Apple died when Steve Jobs passed.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 4:48 PM 4
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Apple is very much alive and kicking. The company has been making solid products since Steve Job died.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 7:34 PM 4
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That thing is big and you want to use the frikking Face ID on that thing? That's ridiculous.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 5:13 PM 4
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How is that ridiculous? The larger bezels of the iPad would fit FaceID just fine and disallow Apple from creating a notch. the iPad is more well-suited for FaceID than the iPhone is, lol.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 8:19 PM 2
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All the more reason to keep my Pro 12.9. I'll keep it at least 3 more years, since Apple has gotten pretty boring, and predictable now.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 5:27 PM 1
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U have 2015 version right? Or 2016 version I have 2015 version on ios9. Its still same as u just opened its seal out if box Its charging cycle shows 247 Thats how much i used it in almost 2 years Roughly 3 days per charge
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 6:43 PM 0
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Still use the Air 2. Does what I need. Probably keep it another 2 years.
posted on Oct 09, 2017, 7:03 PM 0
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