Last month, Apple unveiled its redesigned iPhone X during a media. The iPhone X not only brings and edge-to-edge OLED display covering the whole front, with this new iPhone, Apple has also officially announced its next big push for its new biometric security called Face ID.
Face ID is basically Apple’s new facial scanning technology that the iPhone X will use for owner identification and authenticate Apple Pay payment. It replaces Touch ID on iPhone X so we can assume that it will take over all the responsibilities of a fingerprinter scanner. To implement Face ID, Apple has introduced an all-new TrueDepth camera system, which the company boasted as the main factor behind a secure Face ID. Apple is crediting its TrueDepth camera system for its Face ID being superior to the currently available solutions from the competitors. The Face ID cannot be fooled with photos or using a 3D mask. It even works in pitch dark, thanks tot he built-in IR camera.
Face ID being the start feature of iPhone X, the expectation of it making its way onto other Apple devices at some point in the future is very high and that includes the iPad devices. KGI Securities analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo, notes that Apple is already working on including the TrueDepth camera system in its 2018 lineup of iPad Pro. If turned out to be a reality, the upcoming top-tier crop of iPad family will effectively feature Face ID for authentication purposes.
We predict iOS devices to be equipped with TrueDepth Camera in 2018F will include iPhone X and 2018 new iPhone and iPad models. Because of this, we believe more developers will pay attention to TrueDepth Camera/ facial recognition related applications. We expect Apple’s (US) major promotion of facial recognition related applications will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications.
The Analysts also believes that this major Face ID push from Apple will force Android OEMs will also venture aggressively into this field to bring a similar feature to their flagship devices. The addition of TruDepth camera system into iPhone X resulted in a hike in its price, whether the same price hike will be seen with the upcoming devices featuring the same system remains a mystery.
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