Lines with code unearthed in Apple's first iOS 12.1 beta, published earlier Tuesday, suggest that a future versi of the operating system supports synchrizati of Memoji characters via iCloud, a feature that points to possible integrati with a rumored iPad Pro with TrueDepth camera charge. Further game uniqueness reveals references to a & # 39; iPad2018Fall & # 39 ;, indicating that the device may be launched so.
Included with the first beta release is a new daem called "avatarsd," which 9to5Mac will be used to synchrize and store Memoji data via iCloud.
Not much is known about the feature, as it is currently limited to iOS 12.1 builds distributed internally at Apple. If avatarsd indeed synchrizes Memoji over iCloud, its existence suggests that Apple is working building its TrueDepth sensor in devices that go beyd the iPhe.
Introduced with iOS 12 Mday, Memoji is Apple's visi customizable 3D avatars. As with Animoji, animated emoji characters introduced in iOS 11, Memoji respds to head and facial moti captured by the iPhe's TrueDepth camera.
User-created memos are stored a local device, which is currently limited to iPhe X, but is extended Friday to iPhe XS and XS Max. Save for the handful of people who own and use multiple iPhes, synchrizing Memoji with iCloud makes little sense and would be an unlikely candidate for iOS 12.1, unless something else comes.
Although it is ly speculati, Apple could prepare for an unannounced device with TrueDepth integrati, e that is used with or added to the iPhe. An important candidate is a notorious new generati iPad Pro.
In last November's reports, it was suggested that Apple was working an iPad rev that eliminated Touch ID for biometric authenticati with face ID, a change that would be expected to provide space for an almost edge-to-edge display. Untreated code today indicates support for Face ID in landscape mode, which apparently supports mths of rumors.
Some believed that Apple would announce the new iPad Pro at its September event, but the company reserved last week's meeting for iPhe XR, XS, XS Max and Apple Series 4. In fact, Apple used its annual iPhe event as a platform ly to launch new iPad products ce in 2015 with the iPad mini 4. The company typically reveals its newest and best slates at a separate event in October, although the secd generati iPad Pro debuted in June.
Code in the latest iOS 12.1 beta indeed refers to an & # 39; iPad2018Fall & # 39; device ID, suggesting that Apple will maintain the usual October launch cycle this year.