The next iPads could have very thin bezels and Face ID
Apple’s iPhone X represents the most radical design change we have seen from Cupertino for years, but something similar may happen next year with the iPad line. According to unconfirmed reports, Apple is working on a new Pro model for 2018 that will ditch the Home Button.
iPad Pro 2018 is said to offer very slim bezels and Face ID for authentication purposes instead of Touch ID. Other unconfirmed changes include a faster processor and a custom GPU.
It seems logical that the upcoming iPad and iPhone models will adopt many of the iPhone X features introduced in 2017. The biggest, and the most controversial change so far is the Face ID system that replaces the fingerprint reader. Although it works pretty well in the early tests, Face ID may not be as convenient as Touch ID for many Apple fans, especially for iPad users.
Bloomberg is additionally reporting that the new iPad Pro will be arriving sometime in 2018, and later in the year Apple may also refresh the regular non-Pro model. It’s expected that the new iPads will still have an LCD, unlike the flagship iPhone that already shifted to OLED.