Apple will launch a new iPad Pro without a Home button that includes the Face ID facial recognition feature, a Bloomberg report has claimed.
The first tablet to mirror the most recognisable change of the iPhone X could arrive later next year, the sources say.
According to the report, the screen size will be similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro released this spring.
However, with the removal of the Home button, Apple will conceivably be able to create an iPad with much slimmer bezels at the top and bottom of the device.
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Unfortunately, the new Pro tablet is unlikely to boast the OLED display offered by Apple’s latest smartphone, those familiar with the matter said.
The report also claims Apple is working on a new version of the Apple Pencil stylus to release alongside the 2018 iPad Pro.
Naturally, there’ll be an improved processor and also a custom Apple GPU, according to the report.
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.
After years in steady decline, the iPad has bounced back to post year-on-year growth in the last couple of quarters.
While it’s understandable that the company would want to bring the latest tech to its tablet range, is an iPad without a Home button and Touch ID really desirable?
Hopefully, the company would steer clear of adding the controversial ‘notch’ from the iPhone X too.
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