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 (US) major promotion of facial recognition related applications will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications.
TrueDepth and Face ID will obviously make it into iPad (and Mac), but it’s a question of when. Unless Apple can overcome the low yields on the 3D sensor they are currently experiencing, I think Kuo’s expectation may be a bit of a stretch for next year. Even more so if the iPhone 9 (?) is also going to be upgraded to TrueDepth.
Next year is going to be even more interesting than this one, if only to see where Apple will take these brand new technologies next.