It looks like the iPad could be the next Apple product to get the Face ID treatment.
The company’s next iPad Pro is expected to ditch its home button in favor if Face ID, much like the iPhone X, according to a new Bloomberg report.
The tablet will reportedly launch in 2018 and not only add Face ID, but will have an updated design with “noticeably” smaller bezels than previous iPad Pro models. Additionally, the new iPad will come with an upgraded processor, GPU, and Apple Pencil Stylus, which will come with a new set of software-enabled features.
Though the iPad Pro will get an iPhone X-like redesign, the Bloomberg report notes that the company is “unlikely” to swap the tablet’s existing display for OLED technology as Apple would likely face supply constraints.
The story, which comes from reliable Apple reporter Mark Gurman, follows an earlier prediction from another notable Apple analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo, who said Apple would be likely to bring its TrueDepth cameras to its iPads next.
Though Kuo didn’t mention Face ID specifically, Apple’s True Depth cameras are what enable Face ID, Animoji, and other features that take advantage of the iPhone X’s depth-sensing selfie camera.