On a report issued by Apple which confirmed the launch of their all new iPad in 2018, it was also announced that the iPad will have several features of iPhone X. This news was further validated by Mark Gurman, who in an official report has said, “Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.” Apple is working on a redesigned, high-end iPad for as early as 2018 that incorporates key iPhone X features such as slimmer edges and facial recognition, according to people familiar with the matter.”
It is probable that iPad will follow the iPhone X in terms of phone locking systems and the multitasking gestures. This means that the iPad will most probably not have a home button or touch ID sensor. In fact, the absence of a home button on the iPad actually makes sense because the iPad will definitely have more landscape functions than iPhone and having a home button might make it difficult to navigate. The multitasking gestures along with Face Recognition or Face ID features will actually change the entire orientation of the iPad, especially with the top and bottom bezels shrunk.
In spite of including many of iPhone X’s best features, it is being said that the iPad is “unlikely to include an OLED screen” which might have made it truly high end, but as Gurman has said, “technical and financial constraints still make that unlikely.” This will prove to be a disappointment to most buyers and potentially users who were hoping to have the OLED panel of iPhone X put into the new iPad.
So it seems that Apple is targeting a massive boost in sales in the next year, just as they did with 10 – 5 inch iPad Pro last year and the all new iPad, including some of the most attractive features of the very successful iPhone X might just make that happen!