As experienced Apple tablet watchers will understand, the iPad Pro ditched the home button and went all-in on Face ID in 2018, so it was only a matter of time before the other iPads did the same– and it appears like Apple is now prepared to make the switch.
A number of leakages over the weekend recommend that the full-screen, thin-bezel, home-button-less appearance of the iPad Pros is coming to Apple’s other slates– maybe the entry-level iPad, perhaps the iPad Air, or possibly both.
To begin with Twitter tipster @duanrui1205 has actually shared pictures of what is allegedly the handbook for the upcoming iPad Air 4– the pictures reveal a design without a home button but likewise discuss Touch ID. USB-C is also referred to.
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The assumption is that Touch ID will be constructed into the power button– something that would possibly help keep the cost more economical, compared with the high-level iPad Pros and their advanced Face ID cam hoax.
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Next, we have actually dripped schematics from 91 mobiles that profess to reveal a new 10.8- inch entry level iPad. Once again, there is an iPad Pro-style overhaul, with the house button vanishing and USB-C arriving. In this case, Face ID is included, and assistance for the new Magic Keyboard is also discussed.
While a 10.8- inch iPad has been tipped for a 2020 launch in the past– by well-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo no less– it would seem strange for the cheapest iPad to consist of Face ID while the more expensive iPad Air sticks to Touch ID (albeit on the power button).
It is obviously possible that a person or both of these leakages aren’t precise or authentic, or that they do not refer to the iPad models that they think they do. That said, it does appear the correct time for Apple to bring more harmony to the style of its iPad range, across all the different designs and cost points.
Something we can be sure about is that more iPads are on the way, as revealed by regulatory filings spotted last week Do not be shocked if they include an iPad Pro appearance, even if they do not precisely compare with the leakages we’ve seen here.