Apple is expected to launch two new iPad Pro models later this year, both with a newly refurbished design inspired by iPhone X. Although iPad Pros is not expected to have square frames, they should support Face ID authentication, which replaces the iconic home button. As a result, iPad Pros 2018 will have slimmer features than its predecessors.
Distinct report from credible sources has revealed these details about the incoming iPad Pro models in the past. But a brand new leak, which seems to confirm a previous reputation, indicates that the new iOS tablets will also pack a mysterious feature.
Posted on SlashLeaks shows these pictures a protective case for the new iPad that has a strange opening towards the bottom of the board, on the other side where the home button should be placed.
If what's known, it's because 2018 iPad Pro CAD forms that leaked a few weeks ago showed the same design skills.
As MacRumors explains, the purpose of the opening is unclear. First, we heard that iPad Pro would have a Smart Connector where the bottom clip is located, which will let users point the tablet in portrait mode instead of landscape. These reports said that Face ID only works in portrait mode on the board, contradicts past rumors that Apple upgrades Face ID to function in landscape mode.
] Another purpose of the reverse-facing pill would be to deliver Touch ID functionality. However, Apple has never placed a fingerprint sensor on the back of the devices. Last year, Apple seemed to make it clear that it would not combine the two features.
However, a reverse fingerprint sensor would make sense on a tablet, especially if Face ID only works in portrait mode. Touch ID can be used when the tablet is docked in landscape mode. Before you ask, yes, the case has cutouts that indicate docking of the tablet in landscape mode will be supported.
Apple should unveil the new iPad professionals in September.