When Apple introduced Touch ID on the iPhone, it didn’t take too long before we started seeing Touch ID on iPads as well. This is why when there were rumors of Face ID potentially making its way onto the iPad, it didn’t really come as a surprise as it was really only a matter of when, but could it come in the 2018 refresh?
That’s what the rumors seem to suggest, and now thanks to a leaked image of an iPad Pro case by UAG by the folks at MySmartPrice, it seems that those rumors could be true. The image shows the iPad Pro inside of the case. What’s interesting is that the render shows the iPad without its home button, and instead seems to feature the virtual home button that was introduced in the iPhone X. All of this seems to suggest that Face ID will indeed be a feature of the iPad Pro.
According to the rumors, Face ID on the iPad Pro will work in horizontal orientation. Also unlike the iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR, there will not be any notch as the bezels will still be thick enough to house the TrueDepth camera components. The render also seems to confirm an edge-to-edge display, and while we have heard rumors of a possible redesign, it’s hard to tell based on the render.
Apple is expected to take the wraps off the new iPad Pros later this month, but the company has yet to send out invites to any event, nor have they confirmed anything, so it still remains to be seen if we can expect new iPads this month.