Like the iPhone X, the new iPad is expected to include a faster processor and a custom Apple graphics processing unit, one of the people said.
Apple is working on a redesigned iPad that would remove the device's home button in favor of the new Face ID system introduced on the iPhone X. Removing that button, though, can drastically reduce the size of the iPad, even while maintaining the same 10.5-inch screen size.
On the heels of a new report today about what we're likely to see from Apple's 2018 iPad Pro release, Benjamin Geskin has shared a set of new renders imagining what a mostly bezel-less iPad Pro with Face ID might look like.
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 business used to be a huge profit driver for Apple, but revenue has fallen as overall tablet sales have declined in the past few years.
Apple allegedly still sees the iPad as the future of mainstream computing and continues investment in the series. It is much more hard to produce large quantities of OLED panels than it is to manufacture LCDs. Samsung Electronics Co., which supplies OLED panels for iPhones, would be the only display maker with the capacity to produce the new screens for iPads in 2018, but technical and financial constraints still make that unlikely, according to a person with knowledge of Samsung's display operations. Bloomberg says the redesigned iPad could make its consumer debut as early as next year.
Lack of the home button on the iPhone X hasn't been a big deal for many users, but getting rid of the home button on the iPad could lead to some UX problems - especially with all the multitasking gestures on iOS 11 that already make the iPad confusing to use in some cases. Early reception has been positive for the feature, which also allows for payment authentication and sending Animojis, an animated emoji based on a user's facial movements and speech.