According to a new report on Bloomberg, industry insiders with accurate track record have revealed to it that Apple will be releasing a high-end iPad with full screen design in 2018. Also, the tablet is expected to arrive with Face ID feature.
The Apple iPhone X is the first smartphone from the company to house an OLED panel and Face ID. The rumored iPad is expected to come with a traditional LCD panel and not an OLED screen.
Since Apple is expected to use same LCD screen on 2018 iPad Pro, it is unlikely to feature u-shaped like the iPhone X. The arrival of Face ID on the forthcoming iPad Pro models will result in the axing of the Touch ID home button that the company had introduced in 2014. The removal of the home button will allow Apple to reduce the bezels of the device. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed in the previous month that the 2018 iPad Pro models will be arriving with TrueDepth Camera system.
The new report also claims that Apple may introduce multiple iPad Pro models next year. Among these devices, there will be at least one tablet that will have a size that is similar to 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The 2018 iPad Pro is pegged to come with an enhanced Apple Pencil stylus and improved notetaking and drawing software. It is also expected to be driven by a faster chipset that would include a custom GPU from Apple.
A recent survey by IDC has revealed that the tablet industry has encountered a decline in the sales for the 12th consecutive quarter. However, Apple’s tablets are still very popular compared to rival devices from other brands. In the Q3 2017, it led the tablet industry with a market share of 25.8 percent by shipping 10.3 million iPad units.
Apple had introduced the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro in June this year. As far as the arrival of the new iPad Pro with thin bezels is concerned, the publication claims that it may debut sometime after June next year.