This year Apple made news with the iPhone X, and more importantly, the introduction of Face ID feature for facial recognition. Apple uses a TrueDepth camera for Face ID on the iPhone X. Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new prediction on Apple’s next iPad lineup. Kuo says that Apple will integrate TrueDepth camera on 2018 iPad models for Face ID recognition. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 croreAlso Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
Kuo says that Apple will do so to maintain an equal user experience for the iPhone X and iPads as well, MacRumors reports. This way, Apple will be able to build a new ecosystem for iOS users. The TrueDepth camera will however be limited to the high-end iPad Pro lineup only. Kuo had previously also predicted that all the 2018 iPhone models will feature Face ID. The iPad Pro would however be the first to adopt this technology next year, and a launch during March is expected.
“We predict iOS devices to be equipped with TrueDepth Camera in 2018F will include iPhone X and 2018 new iPhone and iPad models. Because of this, we believe more developers will pay attention to TrueDepth Camera/ facial recognition related applications,” MacRumors quotes Kuo as saying.
Kuo further adds that with Apple developing Face ID technology, it should encourage Android developers to follow suit. He suggests that Android developers should focus on facial recognition technology instead of the under-glass fingerprint sensor. Apple with its Face ID technology is at least 2.5 years ahead of Android, Kuo says. The earlier report of Face ID arriving on all 2018 iPhone models also stated how important the consumer’s feedback is towards it. RELATED: Face ID will be integrated on all 2018 Apple iPhone models: KGI Securities
Although Apple has been applauded for the technology, Kuo says that further development relies heavily on how well consumers engage with it. Apple took a major leap with the iPhone X as it ditched the Touch ID recognition system and replaced it with Face ID. Initial reactions were all fun, but Face ID did receive heavy criticism for security reasons. However, Apple assures that the data collected by Face ID is encrypted, and stays on the device. RELATED: Apple iPhone X Face ID feature raises concerns around privacy and surveillance