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Jason Snell for Tom's Guide
November 12, 2018 8:44 AM PT
Most of the time, the iPhone stands at center stage in the iOS world. But every now and then, the iPad gets a moment. With this week’s release of new iPad Pro models, people are talking about Apple’s tablet and its laptop-equivalent power and price. The debate about whether the iPad can ever truly serve as a replacement for a conventional PC rages on.
But let’s take a break from all that talk about iPads and PCs and instead ponder a different question: What is Apple doing on the iPad that could, one day, benefit the iPhone?
The new iPad Pro inherits numerous features from the iPhone X family of devices, including Face ID, shrunken-down bezels for an edge-to-edge look, a Liquid Retina display reminiscent of the iPhone XR’s screen, a version of the A12 processor and the absence of a headphone jack. But it’s also not hard to imagine the iPad leading its smaller iOS cousin in a few new product directions.