New iPad 2018 model tipped with iPhone X facial recognition tech

Audrey Hill
November 9, 2017

Bloomberg also said that it's unlikely Apple will make the switch to an OLED display for the 2018 iPad Pros due to cost as well as supply, but that the new device will feature reduced bezels and as well as an Apple-designed GPU like the iPhone X.

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

The tablet will reportedly launch in 2018 and not only add Face ID, but will have an updated design with "noticeably" smaller bezels than previous iPad Pro models.

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.

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

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.

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Making OLED displays at scale for the new iPad would be too much of a technical and financial hurdle, according to the report, hence it not making the jump from iPhone X to iPad.

Would you prefer an edge-to-edge iPad with Face ID?

Apple is also preparing a new version of its Apple Pencil stylus and new software tools for using the stylus, the person said. Would Face ID and a new bezel-less display be enough on their own to upgrade?

Geskin has been getting a lot of positive responses on Twitter to his renders, what do you think?

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.

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