Edge-to-edge phone screens are all the rage, so it’s not surprising that people want them in tablets too. A artist shows what the iPad Pro would look like if the screen bezels were considerably reduced.
His concept device also includes other improvements, including better cameras, Face ID, and a faster processor.
Larger screen or smaller device?
Most people agree that the iPad line would be better with smaller bezels. But there’s debate on what that should mean for the overall design.
This concept design, created by Álvaro Pabesio, advocates putting a larger screen into the same size tablet. This would seemingly allow an 11.9-inch display to fit in the same size chassis as the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
However, there are those who say Apple should instead leave the displays alone and shrink the overall form factor of the device.
2018 iPad Pro with Face ID
Obtaining either of these changes requires removing the Home button. That’s already expected to happen though, as Apple has pulled this button out of the iPhone X. None of the 2018 iPhone models are expected to have one either.
Removing the Home button means the iPad Pro will have to include Face ID. Again, this is a direction Apple is already moving with all its iOS devices.
Pabesio envisions this device offering new Face ID features, including horizontal recognition and support for four different faces.
In addition, the artist’s concept sports dual 12 MP cameras for Portrait Mode pictures and better Augmented Reality.
Pabesio created a website that mimics a page on the Apple website for his proposed product. This gave him the opportunity to spell out every improvement he’d like to see.
It’s not known when Apple will unveil the 2018 iPad Pro models, but this fall is a possibility. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched in the spring of 2017, and Apple tends to refresh its tablet lineup every 18 months.