Redesigned iPad with Facial Recognition Slated for 2018

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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.

The iPad Pro 3 with Face ID is said to have a screen size that's similar to that of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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It looks like the iPad could be the next Apple product to get the Face ID treatment. The feature would replace the iPad home button that has come with a fingerprint scanner since 2014, one of the people said. Samsung utilizes high-resolution OLED screens both for its Android-based Galaxy tablets and the 12-inch Galaxy Book that runs Windows. Now, Apple has had some positive results with rising iPad sales to account for $4.8 billion of revenue during its last fiscal reporting period. The iPhone X is $200 more than the newly released iPhone 8 Plus thanks to its OLED upgrade.

Apple allegedly still sees the iPad as the future of mainstream computing and continues investment in the series. In fact, the excitement surrounding the iPhone X launch was so strong that we even saw a return of large throngs of people queuing up outside of Apple retail stores on launch day and throughout the weekend. 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. One iPhone X feature not coming to the iPad is an OLED display. Let us know what you think in the comments! Given that the new iPad model is about a year away from release, the plans could change due to supply and manufacturing constraints on Face ID components, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren't public. Apple's facial recognition system can be used to unlock the tablet, make payments and send animated emojis, the media outlet clarified.

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