It’s been expected for a while now that Apple will upgrade the iPad Pro with Face ID support and iPhone X touch gestures. This means there won’t be a need for the home button, resulting in drastically reduced bezels.
Designer Àlvatro Pavesio ran with this idea and created a concept of how Apple could integrate Face ID technology and iPhone X gestures into the bigger screen while reducing the bezels of the iPad to their smallest footprint ever.
Pavesio used the 10.5-inch iPad Pro as his blank canvas, and thanks to the slimmer bezels, Apple fans might be looking at a 11.9-inch display. It’s surreal looking at an iPad with bezels that small.
The top and bottom bezels now match the thinness of the side bezels, though it’s still plenty of room to house Face ID, which means there is no notch. Even if you don’t have a problem with the notch, you can’t deny the symmetry of the iPad Pro concept is very appealing.
The concept went a little wild and imagined a 2nd generation True Depth camera for Face ID that has horizontal recognition, improved range and can recognize up to four different faces. The first two are very doable but the last one will likely never be done by Apple.
Even without the notch, Pavesio made the decision to move all of the information at the top like battery, Wi-Fi signal and cellular signal to the side to better match the design implemented on the iPhone X. For good measure, Pavesio include a dual camera and an all-glass design instead of aluminum like previous iPad bodies.