According to Mark Gurman, Apple will release a narrow-framed iPad Pro that supports Face ID this year. In the latest iOS 11.3 firmware, some evidences iPad Pro support for Face ID have been found.
Filipe Esposito, the iHelpBR editor, found the modern iPad string in the iOS 11.3 test, which is very informative. In the old firmware, Apple software engineers once called the iPhone X as the modern iPhone.
While the modern iPad string doesn’t make sense now, it’s another sign that the iPad Pro will support the Face ID. The iPad’s support for Face ID is also logical for Apple’s roadmap. Kgi analyst Guo Mingqi predicted that Apple will release the Face ID iPad Pro this year. If the rumors come true, that means the iPad will also remove the Home button. It seems that Apple is unlikely to have an OLED display screen, which is difficult for both the supply and technology of OLED screens.
In addition to the iPad Pro, Apple is also expected to release second generation of 5.8-inch iPhone X and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus this year, both of which will continue to use Face ID.