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Apple is Working on Redesigned iPad With Slimmer Bezels, No Home Button, Face ID for 2018 [Report]

Apple is Working on Redesigned iPad With Slimmer Bezels, No Home Button, Face ID for 2018 [Report]

Posted November 8, 2017 at 8:08pm by iClarified
Apple is working on a redesigned iPad with slimmer bezels, no Home button, and Face ID for release in 2018, according to a new Bloomberg report. The new tablet is not expected to feature an OLED display.

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.

Removing the Home button will let Apple significantly reduce the size of the bezel at the top and bottom of the device, making it look more like the new iPhone X.

We've mocked up what the new iPad could look like below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Nou - November 10, 2017 at 1:30pm
This is one of those "No shit sherlock"-thingies... without having any facts I can confirm you that they are working on thinner bezels also on Mac Book Pros and FaceID-cam on them too... surely they will apply innovations and technologies to new designs, would be stupid not to.
altergeek - November 10, 2017 at 12:20am
FaceID is too small for an iPad, so will have a bigger notch :p
THui - November 9, 2017 at 8:30pm
No OLED screen? Damn!
D4xM4Nx - November 9, 2017 at 7:57am
Dat notch. I'm ok with the headphone jack gone from all iDevices, my iPhone 6 with it remains untouched, so do my EarPods. I'd chose improved battery over 'thinness'. Watch for issues! Give it some time and go for it.
Jaka - November 9, 2017 at 6:30am
I see one big problem for me.. all familly uses it.. face ID only for one face??
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - November 9, 2017 at 7:42am
They may add multiple faces
Joel - November 9, 2017 at 3:39pm
You still have the option to set it up with a passcode or not lock it. Other than the Mac line, no idevice is intended to be used by multiple people.
Kevin - November 9, 2017 at 2:47am
To other commenters, Home Button was something in the past, Apple Replaced it with Touch ID back when iPhone 5s launched
Kevin - November 9, 2017 at 2:44am
“The Most Breakable Tablet Ever Made”
Ps312 - November 9, 2017 at 2:18am
The fact they make over 60% profits on some products is the reason they have over $250 billion in CASH . They could sell some products at 30% profit , but they refuse because they may feel the company would not be sustainable with low marginal income and the products would loose premium status...A care is great, however they most likely make a majority of money deal of money from the service . The most likely make 20-30% of money on repairs from not buying apple care... In Europe they require two year warranty on products , will the US only requires one year. In Certain parts of Europe they have to give a new device.... . They could use glass that is a lot stronger but lower the profitability, so they wont. The technology is there but refuse
Sabtain Aziz
Sabtain Aziz - November 8, 2017 at 10:59pm
That’ll be great, who says Apple has lost its touch since jobs they’ve launched EarPods which are one of the best selling wireless earphones around and the Apple Watch is doing great in its market. The iPhone X has a lot of innovation like that screen it’s so clear and the colours are very nice and realistic, I put my iPhone 6 Plus with my x side by side and played the same high quality video on both and the difference was night and day. I don’t really see wireless charging coming to the tablets just yet but maybe quick charge would be nice and a Oled display.
Joseph - November 8, 2017 at 10:58pm
It’s already ready already
Tech Jedi
Tech Jedi - November 8, 2017 at 9:17pm
Minimalist design is the future. I believe Apple is going in the right direction.
Paul - November 8, 2017 at 8:43pm
Apple is going to the front of the line again, now with the iPad Pro. I have the new iPhone X and the facial recognition feature works great. I hope they consider wireless charging for the iPad Pro. I don’t miss the home button or the headphone jack. I’m sure Steve Jobs would be proud of the innovations Tim Cook and his team have developed. Apple continues to beat the competition, hands down.
Nitemare - November 8, 2017 at 8:29pm
I see Apple continues to remove features. Yes features include the home button and headphone jack. Horrible stuff cook is going
Junior - November 8, 2017 at 11:10pm
homebutton and head phone jack are we still in 2015
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