As a matter of fact, Kuo said in his latest research note (a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider), Android OEMs' inquiries into potential 3D sensing solutions like Apple's TrueDepth camera have "at least tripled" since the company unveiled its Face ID-equipped iPhone X last month.
As AppleInsider points out, having additional devices with Face ID could help Apple convince developers to build the feature into their apps. The TrueDepth camera system is what enables Apple's facial recognition feature to work.
Trusted Reviews reported that conspiracy theorists are speculating that this is a play by Apple to push people to buy its iPhone X, but we suspect that battery issues with any of its devices is not something Cupertino would engineer.
Apple might eventually bring Face ID to the iPad lineup but whether or not it does that next year remains to be seen.
Apple's latest iPhone 8 smartphone may begin preorders in Korea on October 27 and shipping on November 3 at the earliest, sources said on Monday.
Shortages of the iPhone are nothing new but it's never spilled over to the first half of the next year. iPhone X buyers are going to either get very lucky to get one from the first batch or will have to wait until the start of 2018.
Apple said it was investigating what might have caused the issue. Thus, adding Face ID on iPad Pro would be a huge step in that direction, especially since the iPad Pro models are like the iPhone X of Apple's tablet line. Equities research analysts anticipate that Apple will post $8.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The entry model is expected to retail at around 1 million won (US$872) including taxes.