The biometric login technology will also reportedly appear on iPads.
iOS 12 may introduce horizontal Face ID support, designed specifically for iPads and the rumoured larger iPhone X, Apple blog Macotakara and MacRumors report. However, the landscape mode will also probably work on other iPhones with Face ID, which currently just means the iPhone X.
The incoming iPad Pro models are expected to pack in Face ID and Apple’s True Depth camera system too, albeit on a much larger scale than the iPhone X.
The potential reasons behind this change is apparently because iPhone X users were complaining that Face ID is much more picky and harder to unlock a phone with compared to Touch ID.
This will be the main update to Apple’s latest operating system, with the majority of its other debuting features focused on bug fixes and minor updates to the running of the platform.
However, there have been some rumours that iOS 12 will offer a personalised version of Siri, which will be able to identify the user based upon their voice. As well as offering extra security, recognising just the owner means that if you’re in a room of iPhone users, only the owner of the phone will be able to trigger Siri.