It seems like the iPad could be the next product of Apple to receive the Face ID treatment.
According to a new Bloomberg report, the next iPad Pro of the company is expected to also ditch its home button in favour of the Face ID, much like that of the iPhone X.
The new tablet will reportedly launch next year, and it will not only add Face ID, but it will also have an updated design with “noticeably” smaller bezels than that of previous models of the iPad Pro. Additionally, Apple’s new iPad will come with a GPU, an upgraded processor, and an Apple Pencil Stylus, which will come with a new set of features that are software-enabled.
Even though the iPad Pro will receive an iPhone X-like redesign, the Bloomberg report remarks that the company is “unlikely” to swap the existing display of the tablet for OLED technology as Apple would possibly face supply constraints.
The story, which comes from Mark Gurman, a reliable Apple reporter, follows an earlier prediction from Ming Chi-Kuo, another notable Apple analyst, who said that Apple would is possible to bring its TrueDepth cameras to its iPads next.
Even though Kuo did not specifically mention the Face ID, the True Depth cameras of Apple are what enable the Face ID, Animoji, and other features that take advantage of the depth-sensing selfie camera of the iPhone X.