Apple is set to release an updated iPad with FaceID technology come 2018. The next-generation iPad may also feature slimmer bezels, and of course, better processing power.
According to a report from Bloomberg, the new iPad will build on the new innovations that debuted on the iPhone X. Besides FaceID, the new tablet may also not have a home button, relying on FaceID for unlocks and gestures for navigation. Slimmer bezels are also on the cards, especially since the home button may be gone. This may allow Apple to fit a much larger screen in the same chassis as the iPad Pro 10.5.
However, an OLED display is unlikely to be on the new iPad. The Bloomberg report adds that this is due to “technical and financial” constraints, as OLED screens are more difficult to mass produce than standard LCD screens. And given that Samsung is the only manufacturer with the capability to meet Apple’s production demands, the financial viability is another factor for Apple to stick to LCD panels for now.