New iPads could add Face ID and lose the Home button


The revised iPad will also likely include a new, faster CPU, as well as an updated Apple Pencil stylus.

With the recent news making the 2018 iPad Pro updates seem more and more likely, Benjamin Geskin has shared how stunning an nearly bezel-less iPad Pro could be.

The company's upcoming iPad will come with slimmer bezels like the iPhone X, and that means Apple will have to get rid of the home button and Touch ID from its tablet. Bloomberg reports that Cupertino is working on a new iPad, expected to be released as early as late 2018.

By removing the home button, Apple plans to noticeably reduce the size of the edges on the top and bottom of the device for the first time since its introduction in 2010, bringing the design closer to that of the recently released flagship iPhone X. Would Face ID and a new bezel-less display be enough on their own to upgrade?

Apple reported during its earnings call last week that iPad revenue rose 14% to $4.8 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, with an 11% increase in the number of units sold. OLED screens more accurately reproduce colors, but are more hard to produce in mass quantities than standard liquid-crystal displays.

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The iPad itself is enjoying a bit of a renaissance this year, thanks largely to the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new, affordable 9.7-inch iPad.

However, the media outlet's sources also said that "technical and financial constraints make that unlikely".

Though Kuo didn't mention Face ID specifically, Apple's True Depth cameras are what enable Face ID, Animoji, and other features that take advantage of the iPhone X's depth-sensing selfie camera.

Of note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted an iPad Pro 3 with Face ID next year, but we now have a few new details about what the device could have.