IPad with Face ID May Come in 2018


Next year may bring the launch of a high-end iPad model that offers the same facial recognition technology found on the new iPhone X, according to sources.

Notably, the general consensus surrounding Face ID is that the feature works exactly as advertised.

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.

Apple is reportedly working on a new tablet that could be ready by early next year. They asked not to be identified talking about private product development.

A 10.5-inch model will likely include Face ID so you can unlock the device, authenticate Apple Pay and, of course, send Animoji. But we don't want Apple to rest on its laurels, and we're keen to see what Sir Jony Ive's design team comes up with when the Apple Pencil 2 is unveiled. Apple did the same thing with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus this year.

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.

The last major revision to the iPad line was in 2015 when the iPad Pro arrived.

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.

Apple allegedly still sees the iPad as the future of mainstream computing and continues investment in the series.