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

Janie Parker
November 10, 2017

The screen itself will most likely still use LCD tech to display random FaceBook posts asking you to like pages, as "technical and financial constraints" prevent Apple from using superior OLED displays. It's the tenth birthday edition of Apple's smartphone, and made some major changes - including ditching the home button and fingerprint scanner in favour of on-screen controls, facial recognition tech to unlock the device, and a new design with an nearly edge-to-edge screen. Sure, Apple reduced the bezels in the 10.5-inch model that went on sale in June, but a almost bezel-less iPad without a home button is unprecedented. Apart from a design overhaul, the new iPad is expected to be powered by a more powerful SoC inside, possibly the A11X Bionic.

Apple will remove the traditional home button from this new generation iPad. The estimated time when the new iPad will be launched is in the fall of 2018.

Apple's been suffering from declining iPad sales for years as demand for tablets continues to remain low. Year-to-date, AAPL has gained 54.06%, versus a 17.57% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. In the fiscal fourth quarter, iPad revenue jumped by 14% to #4.8 billion. However, Apple has confirmed they still see the iPad as the future for mainstream computing uses and business users.

These are the instructions Apple should have included with the iPhone X
The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. Hit the jump for the CNET's drop test on the iPhone X , and remember, It's not your phone being dropped.


Other expected features from the next-generation iPad are a faster processor, improved software and a new version of Apple Pencil stylus.

Apple's tenth edition phone - iPhone X comes with OLED screen.

What's interesting about fan-made renders is that they provide you with an insight into the products consumers want to see, and it's evident that Geskin doesn't want the iPad to feature an iPhone X-esque notch, because he's left it out of his set. One of the new features that we will be seeing is the Face ID feature as well as the slim bezel design that the newer iPhones have been sporting.

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