When Apple unveiled the iPhone X almost two months ago, many grew fascinated at one of the new features introduced in this year’s flagship device. Replacing Touch ID, Apple introduced a new facial recognition feature that promised to be as phenomenal or even better. Because of how the public took to this new feature, it is possible Apple would be carrying over facial recognition to its next generation devices.
One such device we can expect to include facial recognition is the new iPad which Apple is reportedly working on right now. Bloomberg has reported the company is currently busy in redesigning a high end iPad that will include facial recognition technology and, get this, slimmer edges. The device is slated for release in the early months of 2018.
In the past years, Apple makes it a point to unveil its new iPads in June. Although there is no official word on how many iPad devices we are looking at, the report shows that the lineup could include at least one device similar to the previous 10.5 inch iPad Pro. Reportedly, this is the device that would be getting the new Face ID feature to unlock the device, make payments, and send out animated emoji. And just like the iPhone X, there will be no home button on this device.
The absence of the physical home button is, of course, a welcomed change to the iPad since it gives Apple the ability to noticeably reduce the device’s edges. Ever since it was first introduced in 2010, the iPad has never had its edges trimmed off. The only time Apple revamped the look of the iPad was when it debuted the iPad Pro in 2015. If Apple manages to do this right, we could be looking at the first iPad model with trimmed top and bottom edges. This could also mean that the design of the new iPad will be a lot similar to that of this year’s flagship smartphone. Of course, this is all just a hunch right now.
Another change we could expect to see on the new iPad is that it won’t have an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display if it does get facial recognition. This change was seen on the iPhone X since Apple added in Face ID to the device. Without OLED feature on the new iPad, we are curious to know how Apple will enhance the display and colors on the device.
Once again, KGI Securities’ Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has correctly predicted this decision a month in advance.
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