The next iPad will be the first iDevice without the home button


As revealed by Makotakara, the next iPad will have no home key. But that’s not all, because the former 9.7-inch iPad, thanks to the disappearance of the Home button, will suffer a heavy crash diet for their frames: the form factor will remain unchanged, but will place a from 10.9 inch display . And the sensor Touch ID? According to the same source, it will be displayed under the glass panel in the screen protector.

To cope with the increase of the diagonal of the display and to accommodate a bigger battery and the technology to support the Apple Pencil, however, it seems that the new iPad will see a small increase in thickness reaching about 7.5 millimeters (exactly as the original iPad Air in 2013). At the moment, we still have no precise information on the date, but it is rumored insistently to be held in first half of 2017 .

If the rumors related to the Touch ID sensor prove to be accurate, it is possible that the same technology can also be integrated into the next iPhone . Apple, therefore, could reject the capacitive button introduced with the iPhone 7 just a year after its introduction. All this does is increase the curiosity about the next iPhone by.

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