Apple is planning to release its new iPad towards the end of the year, according to well-informed Apple analyst Mark Gurman. The curious revelation comes in a report dedicated to the expanding Apple chip-making division, and it also mentions that Apple will introduce updated laptops and a new desktop computer in 2018.
The new iPad is expected to run on an Apple-designed graphics engine and is likely to have a dedicated AI chip.
Way back in October 2017, we heard the first rumors about this upcoming iPad coming from KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo
, another analyst with sources within the Apple supply chain. Then, Kuo said that this new iPad will bring a change in design with the introduction of Face ID, an advanced 3D face recognition technology first launched on the iPhone X
. The new iPad could also possibly have even thinner bezels and a more attractive styling.
Just recently, we saw the iOS 11.3 beta reference a 'modern iPad', a keyword previously used for the iPhone X that obviously refers to the new design of the gadget, including its new navigation and Face ID camera.
If the new iPad gets a TrueDepth camera for Face ID, it will also likely support the portrait feature for selfies, as well as the cool new animoji.
The TrueDepth camera from the iPhone X might come to the new iPad in 2018