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iPhone X’s Face ID tech could be set for iPad Pro

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Face ID, the face-scanning security tech that features in the iPhone X, could make the move to Apple's high–end iPad Pro range, rumours suggest.

Ubiquitous analyst and Apple-watcher Ming Chi Kuo claims Apple is likely to be working on bringing the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera to the iPad Pro.

The TrueDepth camera helps facilitate Face ID, allowing users to unlock the iPhone X just by looking at it.

The technology also enables iPhone X owners to make secure payments via Apple Pay and create their own emojis using Animoji.

Apple's mooted move would also clear the way for developers to create apps for the iPad.

Kuo’s supply chain sources are generally reliable and it's fair to say his latest prediction makes a lot of sense.

The iPad Pro has become a test bed for Apple’s best new tech, especially the Apple Pencil and Smart Connector.

The ability to unlock the tablet with a facial scan would also help bolster the top-end tablet's credentials as a serious alternative to MacBooks and PC laptops.

Any iPad Pro with Face ID is unlikely to launch until the middle of 2018, as the most recent versions of the device came out in June.

It’s not clear if its inclusion means the end of the home button and Touch ID on the iPad Pro.

Until then, Face ID will be available to try on the iPhone X, which hits shelves on 3rd November.

What else has iPhone X got to recommend it? Here's the five key things you need to know.

Source:

9to5mac

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Tagged: apple, iphone, iphone x, ipad

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