Bloomberg also said that it's unlikely Apple will make the switch to an OLED display for the 2018 iPad Pros due to cost as well as supply, but that the new device will feature reduced bezels and as well as an Apple-designed GPU like the iPhone X.
However, the new Pro tablet is unlikely to boast the OLED display offered by Apple's latest smartphone, those familiar with the matter said. Although the side bezels of iPads have shrunken slightly between some generations, removing much of the top and bottom bezels could greatly mimic an oversized iPhone X.
Citing sources, who asked not to be identified talking about private product development, the report adds that at least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID for unlocking the device, making payments, and sending animated emojis. Without the need of a Home button Apple will be able to reduce the edges of the iPad giving a larger screen.
The iPad itself is enjoying a bit of a renaissance this year, thanks largely to the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new, affordable 9.7-inch iPad. But demand waned and global tablet sales declined 17 percent the past three years. Apple did the same thing with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus this year. It is doubtful competing companies, such as LG Electronics, would have the ability to supply these panels for a model to be released next year.
With the recent news making the 2018 iPad Pro updates seem more and more likely, Benjamin Geskin has shared how stunning an nearly bezel-less iPad Pro could be. Face ID was introduced on the iPhone X which began shipping earlier this month.
The report also notes that Apple is working on a "new version of its Apple Pencil stylus and new software tools for using the stylus".