New iPads could add Face ID and lose the Home button

Harnessing The Power Of Your iPhone- Useful Tips You May Not Know
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09 November, 2017

However, the new Pro tablet is unlikely to boast the OLED display offered by Apple's latest smartphone, those familiar with the matter said. However, the iPad Pro 3 with Face ID isn't expected to have an OLED display, which is one of the iPhone X's two key features, with Face ID being the other. Samsung is already making the OLED displays for the iPhone X, and the company also makes the OLED displays for its Galaxy tablets and the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book convertible.

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.

Apple is unlikely to use OLED for the 2018 iPad lineup and will stick with LCD, according to the report.

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The iPad itself is enjoying a bit of a renaissance this year, thanks largely to the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new, affordable 9.7-inch iPad. Given that the new iPad model is about a year away from release, the plans could change due to supply and manufacturing constraints on Face ID components, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren't public. It is much more hard to produce large quantities of OLED panels than it is to manufacture LCDs.

Read the full report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg says that the majority of display suppliers don't have the ability to make OLED panels for the iPad, with only Samsung Display being the exception.

Face ID, the iPhone X's main new feature coming to the next iPad, lets users unlock the device with their face and a glance of their eyes instead of a password or fingerprint. It's certainly not a feature most people will want to take advantage of, but on the off chance it might be of some help to you, it's nice to know that it's there.


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