The long–awaited iPad Pro with Face ID facial recognition security appears to have moved a step closer, after a keen Apple-watcher discovered an apparent reference to the device in the forthcoming iteration of iOS 11.
iOS 11.3, which aims to fix dangerous software flaws and make battery usage clearer, has just been delivered to developers and public beta testers, with plans for release later this spring.
What else is coming your way with the next version of iOS 11? We take a look.
Felipe Esposito dug into the code handed out by Apple and found numerous mentions of a ‘modern iPad’.
This is particularly interesting as Apple referred to the iPhone X as a ‘modern iPhone’ in code throughout 2017.
Last year a series of reports emerged suggesting Apple was looking to launch a fully redesigned iPad Pro featuring slimmer bezels and a similar design to the iPhone X, as well as Face ID that would allow users to unlock their tablet just by looking at it.
The inclusion of the latter means Apple will likely drop the Touch ID fingerprint scanner from its top–end tablet.
It could also spell the slow demise of its MacBook line-up, as the company aims to push users towards buying tablets rather than laptops.