Apple reportedly working on redesigned iPad Pro; might launch later this year

Apple might be working on a new iPad Pro which will adopt many features from the iPhone X. The iPad Pro will have a Face ID instead of Touch ID, suggest the iOS 12.

According to MacRumors, Apple has tweaked iPad gestures in iOS 12 to bring them in line with gestures on iPhone X. Now, swiping up from the dock brings up the Home screen, as it does on iPhone X. This means that the newer iPads will probably not feature a Home button.

The users now need to swipe down from the top right of the iPad to bring up Control Center, rather than swiping up from the bottom. This feature was introduced along with the notch of the iPhone X. The notch is home to  Apple’s advanced face detection sensors and leaves two “ears” on either side.

The status bar has also been changed to accommodate a possible notch can now be found in iOS 12’s iPad interface. The time, day, and date are located on the upper left-hand side of the screen, while the right displays the current Wi-Fi/LTE connection, Bluetooth status, and battery life.

In a November report by Bloomberg, the new iPad Pro features slimmer edges, a faster processor, a custom Apple-built GPU, and a TrueDepth camera with support for Face ID. The Home button is also not present in the device as well.

Ming-Chi Kuo, also reported that the new iPad Pro models set to be released in 2018 will come equipped with a TrueDepth Camera and will support Face ID. It is unclear if Apple will create a notch to accommodate the sensors or will place them into the surrounding bezel.

It is being expected that Apple might reveal the new iPad at WWDC but it wasn’t shown last night. It will probably come with the new iPhones in the month of September. Till then stay tuned to The iBulletin for more updates related to the WWDC 2018.

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