Have you bought an iPhone X and fallen in love with its sleekness and its functionality? Then you’re in luck. It’s been suggested that Apple is working on a new, premium iPad model currently dubbed as the “iPad X.”
It’s tentatively called the “iPad X” as it’s being reported the iPad will borrow key features from the iPhone X, such as the facial recognition software. This infers the iPad home button – which has had the fingerprint scanner integrated into it since 2014 – will be completely replaced. Removing the home button means that the physical size of the iPad can be changed, making it sleeker, more sophisticated, and potentially thinner, too. It gives Apple the opportunity to play and experiment with how the iPad both looks and feels.
It’s also been suggested that Apple is working on a completely new version of its Apple Pencil stylus, and alongside it, new software tools for the stylus to use. Seeing as the iPhone X was released with updated hardware, it’s certain that the iPad “X” will also come out with a faster processor and a custom graphics processing unit made by Apple themselves.
It’s safe to say that a new iPad model will be very welcomed. Although iPads have been Apple’s second-largest product line, consumer demand has wavered and declined over the past three years by a whopping 17 percent. Due to this large decrease in sales, iPad revenue has fallen dramatically.
An updated iPad will help bring the line back into consumer consciousness. An iPad which is aesthetically interesting – like the new iPhone X – will surely help, too. But if the iPad is announced at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in June, the earliest we’ll be able to get our hands on the new model will be in autumn time – and it could potentially be released even later than that.