IPad with Face ID May Come in 2018

Apple's iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018

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Apple's 2018 iPad will reportedly ditch the home button in favor of Face ID, a feature that made its debut on the iPhone X earlier this month, according to Bloomberg.

Removing that button, though, can drastically reduce the size of the iPad, even while maintaining the same 10.5-inch screen size.

The new iPad is expected to go on sale next year around the same time as this year's iPad Pro launch.

The iPhone X is without a doubt the most exciting new iPhone release we've seen in years.

Though the iPad Pro will get an iPhone X-like redesign, the Bloomberg report notes that the company is "unlikely" to swap the tablet's existing display for OLED technology as Apple would likely face supply constraints.

The new 2018 iPad model is also expected to have an improved Apple Pencil stylus and better software for taking notes and drawing.

Citing sources, who asked not to be identified talking about private product development, the report adds that at least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID for unlocking the device, making payments, and sending animated emojis. Let us know what you think in the comments!

The iPad business used to be a huge profit driver for Apple, but revenue has fallen as overall tablet sales have declined in the past few years. Or are there other features you want in your next iPad?

While the new iPad Pro concept looks visually flawless, Twitter has been quick to react pointing out that a bezel-less display of that magnitude may cause problems, with some worrying that accidental touches may hamper the user experience.

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