IPad Pro to ship with Face ID in 2018

Face ID would replace the physical Home button and Touch ID on the new iPad models.

However, using an OLED panel for an iPad Pro would be a much more hard undertaking because the device supports the Apple Pencil and also has features such as ProMotion, which makes the tablet much more responsive so that it can be used for more than what most people use their iPhones for. This move follows in step with the iPhone X, which has seen success, both critically and commercially, thanks to its refreshed design, improved performance and future-looking feature set.

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Citing "people familiar with the matter", Bloomberg notes "at least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID".

The sources go on to indicate that the new iPad may not see a 2018 release if manufacturing and supply constraints affect the Face ID components.

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Why not include an OLED display on the new iPad model? But demand waned and global tablet sales declined 17 percent the past three years. It last updated the device in June by adding a 10.5-inch screen size option to the iPad Pro and a ProMotion screen that makes jumping between tasks smoother. 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.

With a simple glance, Face ID securely unlocks your iPhone X. You can use it to authorize purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and payments with Apple Pay. The new iPad, however, is not likely to use an OLED display like the iPhone X, and will instead stick with a traditional LCD screen. However, once it does arrive, users can reportedly expect the Face ID-centric features like Animoji, plus overall more powerful hardware and a new Apple Pencil.

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