It is also reported that the new iPad OLED screen will not be used instead of IPS screen. They asked not to be identified talking about private product development.
The new model will be like Apple's previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and include face-ID for unlocking the device, Apple pay for users, and an animated emoji feature. Apple took a big step forwards with the introduction of the 10-5-inch iPad Pro a year ago, and it paid off, as iPad sales were up 14% in Apple's last set of earnings.
Compared to the iPads that are now available, the new iPad is expected to be slimmer, in part thanks to the lack of a fingerprint reader, and to offer a more powerful central processing unit and a custom Apple graphics processing unit.
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OLED screens can more accurately reproduce colours, but they are more hard to produce in mass quantities than standard liquid-crystal displays.
So this is how Apple is looking to make a comeback with the iPad. The iPhone X display has recently been rated as one of the best displays on a smartphone and this shows how Apple is keen in mastering the implementation before bringing in new features. Worse, revenue fell behind sales from its services and Mac computers. It will be nice to see the iPad finally getting a real design upgrade after all these years. KGI had already predicted that Face ID would feature in the 2018 iPad Pro line-up, but now Bloomberg has published further details.
The full-screen design will make the tablet look like the newly launched iPhone X. Notably, after the iPad Pro was introduced in 2015, Apple didn't make any noticeable changes to the iPad in terms of design. We can apparently expect these new devices to be released sometime in late 2018.