When Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhones (and eventually the iPad), they ended up removing Touch ID in the process. According to Apple back in 2017, Touch ID was never up for consideration when designing the iPhone X.
The refresh of the 2018 iPad Pros seem to confirm Apple, Apple could still be interested in fingerprint technology.
However, it does not pan out.
However, Apple claims that it is specialized in biometric security technology are vying for Apple's business which could find their way into future iPads and maybe even the iPhone. Apple's lower-end iPads, so upselling Apple's on-screen tech would not be too hard.
It might be that Apple might be looking to Ming-Chi Kuo had been claimed to be on the iPad before deciding whether or not to do so back in September that 201
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