The iPad could soon look a lot more like the iPhone X. According to a new report from Bloomberg, a redesigned iPad due in 2018 will do away with the physical home button and feature facial recognition technology. Those are both big features of the iPhone X.
Here’s more from the report:
At least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID for unlocking the device, making payments, and sending animated emojis. The feature would replace the iPad home button that has come with a fingerprint scanner since 2014, one of the people said. The updated tablet is expected to be released later next year, a little more than a year after the last major iPad Pro upgrade, the people said.
One feature of the iPhone X that won’t apparently be making its way to the new iPad would be an OLED display.
But by removing the home button entirely, Apple will be able to further shrink the bezels around the screen. The report also said the Apple is preparing a new version of the Apple Pencil to unveil along with the new tablets.