KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is confident that 3D facial recognition technology powered by the TrueDepth camera will appear on new models iPad Pro and iPhone next year.
MacRumors got hold of Kuo's appeal to customers, in which he writes that all new models iPhone of the next year (including LCD – models), as well as new iPad Pro will contain TrueDepth technology.
We are confident that all iOS 2018 devices will have a TrueDepth camera, just like iPhone X. In this regard, more developers will focus on applications related to TrueDepth camera operation and recognition faces.
He hopes that soon Apple will start a big promotion in the US aimed at popularizing applications with Face ID, and this will inspire the team Android to develop their applications based on face recognition.
All apps that support Touch ID will automatically work with Face ID and don't even need to be updated.
Kuo previously said that Apple is 18-30 months ahead of Android in terms of Face ID and various sensors that measure image depth.
Vendors Apple are not getting very much revenue from TrueDepth cameras, so phone makers with Android won't rush to develop their 3D sensors until the first half of 2018.