Face ID technology may be coming to iPad Pro

Angelica Greene
October 11, 2017

The feature on Apple's new iPhone X is a TrueDepth 3D camera and sensor array at the top of the phone that allows Apple to offer users a facial recognition feature that's unlike anything available from the competition.

"If it's a little bit more than that, Apple might quickly be able to identify the battery manufacturing line that's responsible, shut it down and keep making iPhone 8s without any more issues".

What will be interesting is that such a device could likely include Face ID and Touch ID hardware, distinguishing it from the company's iPhone X which only supports Face ID security. The phone is set to be released in November and some iPhone X buyers may get lucky and score one.

Apple news site MacRumours, which reported the first case, said it was common for there to be a "very low percentage of defective units" given the large quantity of iPhones manufactured.

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Once mass production begins and Apple starts getting the iPhone X into hands of customers, it will be interesting to see if the controversy surrounding Face ID and the device's controversial notch design will wither away. The iPad Pro comes in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, and these models are essentially Apple's flagship tablets. Particularly, this is because Face ID still isn't even widely used, and as a result, Apple doesn't have an inkling of how consumers will react to the technology.

We all know how impressive the iPhone X is shaping up to be since people can't stop talking about things like the new OLED display and the TrueDepth camera system.

RBC estimates that the plan, which includes a corporate tax rate cut to 20% from 35% and a lower repatriation tax on foreign profits, could provide Apple with a "tailwind" to earnings per share of $4 to $4.50 in its fiscal 2018, which started October 1. The report further says that the number of smartphone models with more than a million units shipped per month increased from 17 in 2016 to 22 this year.

As always, the market will speak for itself and we'll have a better grasp on iPhone X demand once pre-orders open up later this month. However, the fiscal 2018 iPad models aren't expected to be revealed until next summer.

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