IPad Pro with Face ID ready for mass production

The long-awaited new generation iPad Pro is about to go into production, but we won't be seeing them in stores until summer, according to analyst Jun Chang at Rosenblatt Securities. The company is expected to add TrueDepth cameras to the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch Pros to support Face ID, Animoji, and other 3D technologies.


We previously reported that Apple is preparing two new models iPad for sale in the near future. That said, as we said, this is hardly a Pro line, and it's hard to say for sure when Apple will announce them. The original 12.9-inch iPad Pro was introduced in November 2015, and the 9.7-inch version was introduced in March 2016. Both second generation Pros debuted last June.

The third-generation tablets will most likely use the 8-core A11X processors – more powerful versions of the 6-core A11 chips found in iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. Switching to face scanning for user ID will also allow Apple reduce weight and display bezels. However, it is unlikely that Apple will use displays here OLED as in iPhone X given the cost and complexity of creating panels of size iPad .

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