Leaked 2018 iPad Pro Case Render Depicts TrueDepth Camera Built into Slimmer Bezel

Noted leaker Evan Blass this morning tweeted a render of an iPad Pro ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/ipad-pro/) that features slimmer bezels, no Home button, and what looks like an inline TrueDepth camera system that does away with the need for a notch.

Blass did not offer any information on the render, apart from the cryptic message “Of course I just bought a Pro not too long ago,” which suggests that he received the render from a case maker. Blass typically only shares leaks that he believes are from credible sources.

Of course I just bought a Pro not too long ago 😛 pic.twitter.com/ro12sRFQme ^(https://t.co/ro12sRFQme)

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 30, 2018

The new iPads Pros are set to gain a TrueDepth camera system that will replace Touch ID ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/touch-id/) with Face ID for biometric authentication purposes. At first it wasn’t clear whether the iPad Pro would have a notch similar to the iPhone XS ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/iphone-xs/) and XR, but a notch-less design of the iPad Pro has been discovered in several leaked icons discovered in iOS 12. ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/10/29/ios-12-icon-supports-ipad-pro-redesign-rumors/)

Face ID on the new iPad Pro will reportedly ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/05/07/2018-6-5-inch-iphone-size/) allow users to unlock a device when it is held at a horizontal angle, rather than limiting unlocking to the vertical orientation. However, initial setup of Face ID is said to be performed in portrait orientation.

The new iPad Pro models should be available in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, both powered by Apple’s faster A12X Bionic processor. The Lightning port on the devices is expected to make way for USB-C, which would allow for faster charging and new functionality not possible via Lightning such as the ability to drive a 4K monitor.

In addition, rumors suggest ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/10/29/apple-pencil-2-gestures-new-design/) Apple could be about to announce a new Apple Pencil ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/apple-pencil/) 2 with support for tap and swipe gestures, a new design, and a new charging method. It’s possible the accessory will charge wirelessly when docked to the iPad Pro, with Apple eliminating the Lightning port, although no further information is available at this time.

It’s not long to go before we’ll know for sure. Apple’s October 30 event takes place today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (that’s 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 2:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time) with Apple planning to live stream the event on its website and through the Events app on the Apple TV ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/apple-tv/).

Apart from new iPad ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/ipad/) Pros, we’ll expecting a new Mac mini ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/mac-mini/), a low-cost Retina Notebook, and possibly more ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/10/26/what-to-expect-at-october-30-apple-event/). appmarsh will have live coverage of all of Apple’s announcements, both here on the site and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account.

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eBay Open Sources TrueDepth-Powered Head-Tracking Tech ‘HeadGaze’

eBay ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/ebay-apple-pay/) has advanced an open-source generation that is helping bodily impaired customers engage with their iPhone X display screen thru head actions.


According to a new press unencumber ^(https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/ebay-open-sources-technology-that-uses-head-motion-to-navigate-user-interface-on-iphone-x/) from the e-commerce massive, the generation, dubbed HeadGaze, used to be advanced by way of an eBay intern and can be utilized to buy eBay pieces by way of simply shifting your head. The code can be added to different iPhone apps that might get pleasure from this head monitoring generation, and builders can already get admission to it on Github ^(https://github.com/ebay/HeadGazeLib).

HeadGaze uses Apple’s ARKit platform ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/arkit-2/) — which used to be designed to assist builders construct augmented truth apps — and the iPhone X’s TrueDepth front-facing digital camera ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/ipad-face-id/) (which allows Face ID) to permit packages to trace a person’s head motions so they may be able to information an on-screen cursor.

Ph.D. Candidate on the University of California Muratcan Cicek created the app for eBay, however the tech in the back of it feels like one thing we must have on maximum good units going ahead since it could permit other people with disabilities to make use of good units much more simply than they may be able to as of late.

“As any person with in depth motor impairments, I do not need complete keep an eye on of my limbs,” Cicek mentioned. “Consequently, I’m not able to stroll or grasp anything else with my arms. These obstacles obstruct my talent to accomplish on a regular basis duties, like going to the grocer and buying groceries independently— even supposing I’ve my very own source of revenue.”

Basically, what reusable generation library HeadGaze does is create a “digital stylus that follows the movement of your head (up, down, aspect to aspect),” making use of a posh way referred to as “3-D geometry mapping” to get the site of the “cursor” at the display screen.

In different phrases, a mouse-style desktop navigation enjoy is enabled, along with your head pointing to any location at the iPhone X ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/iphone-ban-south-korea/) display screen to turn on designated “buttons.”

As an explanation of thought, HeadSwipe permits you to swipe eBay offers…along with your head, and even supposing the app seems to be quite sluggish in a brief demo video, it will mark the start of one thing giant.