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Apple's next iPad could have Face ID and no home button

Apple's next iPad could have Face ID and no home button

Would it bother you to have a notch on your iPhone X and symmetrical bezels on your iPad Pro?

Notably, the general consensus surrounding Face ID is that the feature works exactly as advertised. But Face ID for unlocking will make its iPad debut, per Bloomberg's sources, along with improved internal specs, and a brand new version of the Apple Pencil. Apps that already support Touch ID will automatically support Face ID.

The new iPad is expected to go on sale next year around the same time as this year's iPad Pro launch. They asked not to be identified talking about private product development.

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.

On the heels of a new report today about what we're likely to see from Apple's 2018 iPad Pro release, Benjamin Geskin has shared a set of new renders imagining what a mostly bezel-less iPad Pro with Face ID might look like. Apple did the same thing with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus this year.

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

Other suppliers, including LG Electronics Inc., Japan Display Inc., Sharp Corp., and smaller China-based firms like BOE Display and Tianma Microelectronics are also unlikely to have the ability to supply tablet-sized OLED screens to Apple next year, other people familiar with the supply chain said.

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.

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