2018 iPad Pro Refresh’s Two Face ID Orientations Shown In iOS 12.1 Beta


Reports for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro picked up the pace all of a sudden earlier this month. After making the shift to Face ID across the iPhone lineup this year, Apple will now introduce 3D facial recognition on its high-end iPads. Today, we've got more details for Face ID on the iPad. Head over below for more.

iOS 12.1 Beta Adds More Credence To Reports That The 2018 iPad Pro Will Feature Face ID In Portrait And Landscape Orientations

Apple's got a new design theme for its gadgets, and its board seems to have set a new direction as well. The company is upgrading its entire portfolio of gadgets this time, rather than focus on only a few products. To this end, Apple's upcoming event on the 30th of November will contain upgrades for the iPad Pro. These upgrades will change the devices' look and feel. They will also introduce new features to the tablet lineup that's intended for professional users.

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One feature that has surface consistently on the rumor mill for the iPad Pro is Face ID. Apple introduced the feature on the iPhone X last year and made it a permanent addition to the lineup for the foreseeable future. Now, it looks as if the iPad Pro is in for a similar fate.


In a fresh report, thecultofmac believes that Apple's 2018 iPad Pro refresh will allow users to use Face ID in both landscape and portrait orientations. The publication claims to have discovered this little tidbit inside Apple's iOS 12.1 Beta. In the Beta, iOS will require you to set up Face ID in portrait orientation. After it has been set-up, you'll be able to unlock the iPad in either of the two positions.

The exact text of iOS 12.1 Beta reads: "Face ID needs to be in portrait to learn how to recognize you. After Face ID has been set up, it will work in portrait and landscape." Face ID in portrait mode should be a no-brainer, given the amount of attention Apple pays to its gadgets and their usability. The 2018 iPad Pro refresh will bring with it a lot of new features. These include a USB-C port, a brand new processor and a new design theme. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.