The well-known developer recently uncovered an iPad version of AvatarKit in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
AvatarKit is the framework that powers Apple’s popular Animoji.
Up until now, just the iPhone X included AvatarKit framework because it’s the only Apple device that features the company’s real-time face tracking TrueDepth camera technology.
New in iOS 12: AvatarKit comes to iPad. Still requires a TrueDepth camera to do face tracking, though, i.e. an iPad with Face ID pic.twitter.com/9TvP2vsP6X
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) July 3, 2018
Slightly modified iPhone X-like navigation gestures designed for the iPad, were also recently uncovered in iOS 12.
These new discoveries add further fuel to the rumours that Apple is working on a revamped high-end iPad Pro that’s set to feature minimized bezels and a TrueDepth camera system — which also means the tablet will likely include a notch along with Face ID functionality.
It’s expected that the next version of Apple’s iPad Pro will be revealed at the company’s annual fall hardware event.