2018 iPad to ditch home button, adopt Face ID

Posted November 10, 2017

With a simple glance, Face ID securely unlocks your iPhone X. You can use it to authorize purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and payments with Apple Pay. READ NEXT:Report: Apple to launch AR headset in 2020 Apple will also narrow the bezels around the iPad's display, offering a more immersive viewing experience and allowing it to cut the device's overall footprint.

As per the reports, the new generation of iPad will feature the same screen size like the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, however, this time the device will feature a bunch of new features including the Face ID on it.

The inclusion of Face ID also means removal of Touch ID on the iPad, which had been part of Apple's tablet PC lineup since 2014.

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Compared to the iPads that are now available, the new iPad is expected to be slimmer, in part thanks to the lack of a fingerprint reader, and to offer a more powerful central processing unit and a custom Apple graphics processing unit. It is good to see that Apple is finally tapping the potential of OLED display.

Will the new iPad have a glass back and charge wirelessly? Apple's executives did report that they never wanted to incorporate Touch ID on the iPhone X in the first place and always wanted something different that brings an increase in security and is extremely simple to use.

Kuo had earlier said that Apple is most likely to dump fingerprint scanner based TouchID altogether in favour of the FaceID feature in future models. But he also mentioned that the feature will be limited to high-end iPad model only. For Apple investors, these expansions recommend that a few sales that would usually fall in the December, 2017 quarter may drop into by the year 2018 due of the short of production. Rumors suggest this next-generation iPad will launch later next year. I reviewed one of those, and liked it so much that I actually put my money where my mouth was and bought myself an iPad Pro and a Pencil just so that I could doodle afternoons away.