Apple introduced the TrueDepth Camera system with Face ID sensor on the iPhone X. The Face ID can be not only used for unlocking the iPhone X but also to make secure payments over Apple Pay. Fresh information shared by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals that Apple is working on introducing TrueDepth camera system along with the Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro.
Kuo has claimed that all the 2018 iPhones will be arriving with TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. However, as Apple tablets are concerned, only the 2018 iPad Pro models are expected to feature it.
The analyst has also claimed that more number of developers are expected to build applications related to TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. Recent reports have revealed that Apple is struggling at manufacturing the complex TrueDepth camera system.
A recent report has revealed it is because of the low production of the TrueDepth Camera, the yield rate of IPhone X plunged below 10 percent. Moreover, the Cupertino company is also facing issues with the production of OLED panels for the iPhone X. Hence, the smartphone that is speculated to hit the shelves on Nov. 3 may not arrive until December.
Kuo has not mentioned whether the 2018 iPad Pro with TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will feature a bezel-less design like the iPhone X. If the tablet will come with regular bezels, it will have enough space to house a Touch ID sensor. Will it ship with two authentication features? The 2018 iPad Pro is expected to get official in the first half of the coming year.
Samsung and Apple have been reportedly working on introducing under-display fingerprint scanner on their smartphones. However, both the companies are still not ready with the technology, since Samsung could not introduce under-display fingerprint sensor on its full screen design flagships like Galaxy, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, it has moved the fingerprint scanner to the rear side of these devices. On the other hand, Apple has replaced Touch ID fingerprint reader with Face ID on the iPhone X. After the launch of iPhone X, Android smartphone makers are also reportedly working on introducing facial recognition feature on their upcoming smartphones instead of integrated fingerprint reader under the screen.