Last time we saw a pair of iPad Pros be released, they came in two form factors — one had a manageable 10.5-inch display, while the other sported a gargantuan 12.9-inch screen. This year may be the same, though we haven't heard much about the smaller model. As far as the 12.9-incher goes, though, we have some pretty reliable dimensions on our hands. With this in mind, let's see how it will differ from last year's 12.9-inch iPad Pro (there's a surprising change in size).
According to previous reports, the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be smaller than the 2017 model, all the while retaining the same screen size. We have no information on the 10.5-inch version, but going from what we know about the bigger model, we were able to estimate that the iPad Pro 10.5 (2018) could roughly be 227.2 x 173.5 mm.
2018 iPad Pro models are rumored to get rid of the physical home button, and consequently – Touch ID. To get around this, Apple is reportedly going to introduce a gesture-based user interface, akin to that of the iPhone X, as well as Face ID. This, in turn, poses some interesting questions, such as "how do I use the iPad in landscape mode when Face ID works only in portrait orientation?" To learn more about the possible answers, check out this article.
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