Beta Version iOS 12 points to iPad with Face ID. The latest beta version of iOS 12 contains instructions for the arrival of an iPad with Face ID, the camera that replaced the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X, reports Right News.
In the latest beta version of iOS 12, iPad support for AvatarKit discovered developer Steve Troughton-Smith. AvatarKit is the software behind Animoji’s and Memoji’s, the emoji’s that take over the movements of the user.
To be able to register these actions, a so-called TrueDepth camera is required. The camera with a depth sensor that is now only on the iPhone X. On that device, TrueDepth is also used for Face ID.
With Face ID, users can unlock the iPhone X by keeping their faces in front of the device. The technique identifies users despite headgear and eyeglasses and according to Apple is the successor of the fingerprint scanner.
iPad with Face ID
Shortly after the sales start of the iPhone X, there were already rumours about an iPad with Face ID. A new iPad Pro would take over the design of the iPhone X. Means thinner screen edges, a TrueDepth camera and no home button.
According to rumours, Apple would come up with three new iPhones by the end of this year. All three equipped with a TrueDepth camera and no home button. It would be a successor to the iPhone X, a Plus version with a larger screen and an even larger but cheaper iPhone with an LCD screen.
This year iOS 12 will appear. Happens traditionally just after Apple has announced its new iPhones. A public test version of iOS 12 is available already, but it does hold bugs and other drawbacks that need removing in the final stable release.
The new version of the operating system likely should make existing iPhones up to 40 per cent faster and also includes an enhanced version of Siri.