Apple expected to be launching a redesigned iPad as early as 2018

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This means that it is likely to be without a Home button, just like the tenth-anniversary edition of iPhone.

Apple's renewed enthusiasm for the iPad will see it bring a number of the iPhone X's headline features to the tablet range next year, according to reports.

This new redesigned high-end 2018 iPad from Apple will feature a new Face ID feature, the same which can be found on the new iPhone X. The new iPad features slimmer edges with most of the iPhone X features including the Face ID. The iPhone X arrived with many firsts including a bezel-less OLED display and a FaceID that replaces the good old TouchID. KGI had already predicted that Face ID would feature in the 2018 iPad Pro line-up, but now Bloomberg has published further details. Apple has rolled out the feature as a part of iOS 11.2 beta.

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Dropping the home button on the iPad would allow for a larger screen in the same physical footprint. The redesign may also include a bezel-less screen and may also be lighter in weight. So what will this new generation of iPad be like and will it reinvigorate iPad love once more?

Will the new iPad have a glass back and charge wirelessly? Also Apple will abandon the "Home" button and thumbprint scanner built into it.

Rumours of the new iPad follow hot on the heels of speculation that Apple is preparing an augmented reality (AR) headset.

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Furthermore, the company is also working at the development of an improved Apple Pencil.

Apple has recently refreshed its iPad lineup in June 2017 at Worldwide Conference 2017. Kuo clearly mentioned that Apple will incorporate TrueDepth camera in its iPad models for the year 2018. So, the new generation iPad would be announced in next year September month.

Apple has invested somewhat heavily in Touch ID, the company's fingerprint sensor; it's used on the iPad and the MacBook Pro.

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Apple still sees the iPad as its future for mainstream computing and has upgraded the device's capabilities in successive years to appeal to business and professional users.