The next iPad could get a serious upgrade.
On Monday evening, Apple developer Steven Troughton-Smith tweeted iOS 12 code that he believes shows evidence Apple will be launching an iPad with Face ID.
New in iOS 12: AvatarKit comes to iPad. Still requires a TrueDepth camera to do face tracking, though, i.e. an iPad with Face ID pic.twitter.com/9TvP2vsP6X
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) July 3, 2018
He discovered AvatarKit, the framework behind Apple's animated emoji, known as Animoji and Memoji. It's pretty useless without the TrueDepth camera sensor, which projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a 3D map of your face. The technology made its debut with the iPhone X.
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Apple will probably unveil the new iPad or iPads alongside new iPhones at its fall hardware event — but until then, only time (and crafty developers) will tell if more secrets are hiding in upcoming iOS betas.