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Face ID Is Coming To the iPad Pro Next Year, Says Report (macrumors.com) 73

According to MacRumors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said iPad Pro models set to be released in 2018 will come equipped with a TrueDepth Camera and will support Face ID. Apple is believed to be adding TrueDepth cameras to the iPad Pro to introduce a user experience that's consistent with the iPhone X and boost competitiveness. From the report: According to Kuo, TrueDepth Cameras will be limited to the iPad Pro, which is Apple's main flagship tablet device. Kuo also predicts 2018 iPhone models will adopt the new camera technology coming in the iPhone X, as he has mentioned in a previous note: "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 (U.S.) major promotion of facial recognition related applications will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications."

Face ID Is Coming To the iPad Pro Next Year, Says Report

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  • I've had my laptop for 3-4 years now. It's got a fingerprint scanner. Does it have my fingerprint? Awww, hell no.

    I can change a password. It's much harder, and more painful, to change my fingerprint.

    Don't even get me started on how much harder, expensive, and painful it is to change my face. Trust me, I had a friend stay with me for a week after a facelift. Her face was a bruised mess that cost her 5 figures, and it took a good 6 months until she felt comfortable showing her face to people that
  • ...no, I will not be buying any Apple product with Face ID.

  • Rapid automated emotional manipulation.
    • Yup. The greatest thing about Android, iOS and Windows 10 is all the terrific software that nobody asked for and nobody can uninstall.

      You pay for it; Google/Apple/Microsoft benefits from it. A terrific arrangement.
      • by nnull ( 1148259 )

        The worst is that lineage OS or any version of AOSP is having more extreme difficulty on working on the majority of phones now. Google is doing everything to force you to watch ads. There's already crap propping up on peoples sleep/idle screen and claims that it's just third party software. And the talk of Google wanting to close off Android with the next releases like Apple is already putting me off. They very fact I can't have youtube playing with the screen off without rooting is already telling me a lot

      • It's so nice that there's a none-of-the-above choice that many people on Slashdot have made, then, isn't it?

  • How does it deal with five o'clock shadows, or faces that need to be shaved more often than others? Change your beard style? Makeup? You point your apple device at someone else and they think you're creep-shooting and they punch you in the face? Does the software compensate for swollen lips and black eyes?

    • How does it deal with five o'clock shadows, or faces that need to be shaved more often than others? Change your beard style? Makeup?

      It is designed to tolerate these changes.

      Worst case scenario: It doesn't recognize you, and you enter your passcode instead.

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Re:Change your beard style?
      Given how much data is collected from any face (nose, eyes, mouth, lips, jaw measurements) enough unique data should exist from other face measurements that did not change with a beard.
      The problem, of normal face changes was fix years ago.
      The real money was in top, down, side, looking up CCTV collection. Working with much less face on direct, 2d like face data. That was a real 3d challenge.
      If an average person is looking at the device, a lot of measurements should be abl
      • by MrKaos ( 858439 )

        Have you seen these AI augmented camera arrays? They are about the most frightening thing I have ever seen.

        • by lucm ( 889690 )

          Have you seen these AI augmented camera arrays? They are about the most frightening thing I have ever seen.

          Just a few days ago I saw a demo of a script that correctly identified in a video a person that was standing in the shadows and that I couldn't myself identify. And it only took a few seconds even if the person wasn't in the video before the 3rd minute. And it all ran on local machines, no cloud involved. As far as I know, this was impossible two years ago - it would even have been giggles material if it had happened in an episode of CSI.

          I can't even imagine what will be possible in 5 years. Or what is alre

          • by MrKaos ( 858439 )

            Just a few days ago I saw a demo of a script that correctly identified in a video a person that was standing in the shadows and that I couldn't myself identify.

            These things were identifying the clothes people were wearing and the mood they were in, and there were hundreds of people in the field of view. Every car license plate, every persons phone number, name and address and if they have a criminal record. I think they being rolled out as 'traffic control devices'

            Orwell was an optimist.

    • by lucm ( 889690 )

      How does it deal with five o'clock shadows, or faces that need to be shaved more often than others? Change your beard style? Makeup? You point your apple device at someone else and they think you're creep-shooting and they punch you in the face? Does the software compensate for swollen lips and black eyes?

      Why are we having again discussions that we had 10 years ago when this technology became mainstream outside of the Apple ecosystem? Are you guys that disconnected from the evolution of technology or is it just some virulent form of cognitive dissonnance? What's next, discussing the witchery of USB ports or OLED screens?

      • by EvilSS ( 557649 )
        I mean this is /. so I think you already know the answer to your question. The vast majority of /. readers are technologically stuck in the 80's and 90's.
    • It shows you different ads, so you can have the things needed for your new "lifestyle"
  • And when will it be working on the iPhone?

    • by EvilSS ( 557649 )

      And when will it be working on the iPhone?

      Well considering it's only available on the iPhone X and that hasn't even been released yet....

  • Seriously, I cannot think of too many circumstances where I would like to hold a giant screen in front of my face for a bit before I can use it.
    Even a phone for that matter.
    Driving, taking the phone out of the holder to hold it in front of your face whilst driving since the screen locked in the meantime? Nope, seems like a bad idea. Seems like pressing your finger to that little button facing you and within easy reach is a bit better.

    Sure, I get it. Hipsters will have an amazing excuse to keep their iPhones

  • I just want to thank Facebook for it's facial recognition technology that will tag me in enough social situations to make me feel uncomfortable having my photo taken.

    Fuck it, if they are going to push all this gender identification and unconscious bias training down my throat then as a 200 pound western man it is my right to identify as a cross dressing islamic woman with a hijab.

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