Apple will include Face ID and the TrueDepth Camera in 2018 iPad Pro models, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors Monday morning.
Kuo, who has a highly respectable track record on Apple predictions, also said the technology that is part of the soon-to-be-released iPhone X, will be standard issue in future iPhones.
His note to investors was first reported on MacRumors. Kuo said the Pro model will be the only iPad to get the TrueDepth Camera and facial recognition software.
“Because of this, we believe more developers will pay attention to TrueDepth Camera (and related) facial recognition applications,” according to an excerpt from Kuo’s note published in MacRumors. “We expect Apple’s major promotion of facial recognition…will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications.”
Kuo previously told investors it could be a couple of years before Android catches up to Apple’s Face ID tech.