So far, we have already heard a lot about the three iPhones that Apple is prepping up to launch at its keynote event this year, but, not much is known about the upcoming iPads.
The idea behind its relocation is to allow the new iPad Pro to be used in portrait mode when connected to a Smart Keyboard, which would negate the need to rotate it when unlocking the device with Face ID - which doesn't yet work in landscape mode. The report also pointed out that the iPhone X Plus is expected to come with a stainless steel frame while the 6.1-inch model will come with an aluminum frame to save up on the cost of making the device. It looks like Apple plans to retain the notch on the new iPhones. That being said, this will be first time that an iPad will have a Face ID support. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to measure 280mm tall, 215mm wide, and 6.4mm thick, compared to the current measurements of 305.7mm x 220.6mm x 6.9mm. Well, according to the report, the company might get rid of the Home button and instead offer the FaceID tech that came with the iPhone X. To combat this, the report hints that Apple may be shifting the Smart Connectors to the bottom of the tablet, near to the Lightning port. To add salt into the wound, Apple may not bundle in the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box like how it did with the iPhone 7. Obviously the fact that it killed off cheaper better headphones from rivals didn't enter into it. Apple can't be facing the same space constraints in the iPad Pro.More news: Kudlow: Europe Agreed to Help Us Confront China
While most of the recent Apple rumors and speculation have focused on this year's iPhone lineup and the addition of a fullscreen LCD model, there's reason to believe we'll also be seeing new iPad Pro models for 2018. As per the report, the setup would be made so as to make it easy for it to recognize faces in landscape orientation. For more information, we will have to wait till the new iPhones are announced.