With the declining revenues garnered from iPad sales, Apple is expected to redesign the iPad on the lines of the iPhone X. And it is expected to launch it as early as 2018.
In a report by Bloomberg, the iPad is expected to come with an edge-to-edge screen. It is keen on decreasing the bezels from both top and bottom. This means that it is likely to be without a Home button, just like the tenth-anniversary edition of iPhone. In fact, one model of the iPad will come with a screen size which would be close to 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Another feature similar to iPhone X is facial recognition. It is a security feature which was introduced with the launch of iPhone X. This feature recognises the face of the user and then unlocks the device. It has replaced the Touch ID in iPhones, where fingerprints were used to unlock the phone. Now it is the fingerprint scanner’s turn to be replaced by the facial recognition technology commonly known as the Face ID on the iPad as well.
Apple is known to have struggled with the sales of iPads in the recent past. The iPad, according to Apple, was supposed to replace the PC.
Apple had introduced iOS 11 in both its smartphone and iPad. The iOS 11 has come with an ARKit, animojis, and improved multitasking features.