The latest beta version of iOS 12 contains instructions for the arrival of an iPad with Face ID, the camera that replaced the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X.
In the latest beta version of iOS 12, iPad support for AvatarKit, discovered developer Steve Troughton-Smith. AvatarKit is the software behind Animoji’s and Memoji’s, the emoji’s that take over the movements of the user.
To register these movements, a so-called TrueDepth camera is required. This is the camera with depth sensor that is now only on the iPhone X. On that device, TrueDepth is also used for Face ID.
With Face ID, users can unlock the iPhone X by keeping their faces in front of the device. The technique recognizes users despite headgear and eyeglasses and according to Apple is the successor of the fingerprint scanner.
A new iPad Pro would take over the design of the iPhone X. This means thinner screen edges, a TrueDepth camera and no home button.
The next generation of iOS will be released in September. But a public beta is available now.
You can download iOS 12 public beta 2 with features like Grouped Notification and FaceTime with up to 32 participants.
Check out How to download the iOS 12 beta.
iOS 12 Beta on iPad – 18 New CHANGES & FEATURES!
Apple’s WWDC conference just wrapped up and the big headliner was the new iOS 12 operating system.
Although we saw a lot of the new features iOS 12 will be bringing to the iPhone X, we barley saw the new operating system running on the iPad or iPad Pro.
iOS 12 is actually an important step towards uniting the software experience between the iPhone and iPad. It also paves the way for a new iPad Pro without a home button and Face ID. youtube: GregsGadgets