In October last year, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities had forecasted that the iPad Pro 2018 edition would be equipped with TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. Apart from these features that were first seen on iPhone X, the 2018 iPad Pro is also speculated to borrow its full screen design. Fresh information reveals that the iOS 11.3 beta contains some code for “modern iPad” which indicates that the iPad Pro arriving this year will indeed borrow specs from iPhone X.
Apple had launched its first OLED smartphone, the iPhone X in September 2017. Before its launch, the Cupertino company was referring to it as “modern iPhone.” The said term was used to different iPhone X that features Face ID from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that are equipped with Touch ID. Since the “modern iPhone” – the iPhone X came with a full screen design and a notch that houses TrueDepth Camera and Face ID, the “modern iPad” that is rumored to launch this year is also expected to arrive with a similar design.
In the first KGI report on iPad Pro 2018, it was only revealed that it would be featuring Face ID sensor. Apple had to adopt a new design on the iPhone X to introduce the face scanning feature. Hence, in a bid to include Face ID on iPad Pro 2018, the company may launch it with iPhone X-like design.
According to Kuo, the Face ID feature will be only coming on the Pro variant of the iPad Pro. In other words, cheaper iPads that may arrive this year won’t be featuring it. Apple is expected to debut second-generation iPhone SE during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 in June this year.
Speculations are rife that the same platform could be used to unveil the 2018 iPad Pro. Rumors have it that the cheaper iPads will be also arriving in the second quarter of 2018. In September, the company is expected to launch a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X successor, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone with “Plus” moniker and a mid-range iPhone featuring a 6.01-inch LCD screen.
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