Apple's next iPad could have Face ID and no home button

Phillip Butler
November 10, 2017

Apple is working on a completely redesigned high-end new iPad that will have an "all screen" display with thinner bezels and Face ID like the iPhone X.

Even though the report seems to suggest that the 2018 Apple iPad will adopt most of the features used on the iPhone X, Bloomberg says that this will not be true for everything, among them the OLED panel. This will replace the Home button with Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology which is a feature of current iPad models. Keep in mind Samsung, which makes the iPhone X's display, already uses high-resolution OLED screens for its Galaxy tablets and Galaxy Book. If you thought the iPad Pro lineup released this year was bonkers, looks like you haven't heard the best parts of this report.

Rumours of the new iPad follow hot on the heels of speculation that Apple is preparing an augmented reality (AR) headset. This is for the first ever time that an iPhone includes an OLED display.

The iPad for 2018 should have a 10.5-inch screen size and do away with Touch ID in favour of the new Face ID security system.

In a report by Bloomberg, the iPad is expected to come with an edge-to-edge screen. This would especially be beneficial for the larger iPad Pro which has the same design as the first-gen model from 2015. For Apple investors, these expansions recommend that a few sales that would usually fall in the December, 2017 quarter may drop into by the year 2018 due of the short of production.

Apple still sees the iPad as its future for mainstream computing and has upgraded the device's capabilities in successive years to appeal to business and professional users. When the Apple CEO called as Tim Cook was asked about the manufacture issues by media, he stated that: "We'll definitely see what happens next". The wireless charging feature would also be a nice way to offer a complete range of Apple devices that can all be charged on a single surface at night, avoiding plugging in more devices.

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