Ever since Apple introduced Face ID to the iPhone X last year, many have been wondering when the feature might find its way to other Apple devices. We have heard rumors that Face ID could be coming to the iPad, and that has since been “confirmed” by notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note obtained by MacRumors.
For those unfamiliar, Kuo used to work at KGI Securities and was known for providing very accurate information about Apple’s plans. However back in April Kuo had departed the company which led to speculation that he would no longer be providing insider information on Apple, but it appears that is not the case as Kuo is now with TF International Securities and is still churning out his predictions.
According to Kuo, the iPad with Face ID is still on track for the second half of 2018. In terms of new iPads, Apple announced a 9.7-inch model earlier this year which featured support for the Apple Pencil. However there were no updates to the iPad Pro lineup which means that a refresh of the iPad Pro lineup will most likely come later this year.
Whether or not it will sport Face ID remains to be seen so take this report with a grain of salt for now, but if you would like to see an iPad with Face ID support, maybe hold off on purchasing an iPad now and wait to see what Apple might announce in the next few months.