Stephen Silver, writing for AppleInsider:
Many of the iOS gestures that debuted last year with the iPhone X will come to a wider variety of devices later this year when iOS 12 is released, including the iPad, AppleInsider has confirmed after downloading the beta to a first-generation iPad Pro. New gestures that debuted in the iPhone X, released late last year, included swiping up from the gesture bar to get to the lock screen, and swiping up again to reach the home screen.
The most obvious conclusion to draw from this is that the iPad might lose the home button and gain Face ID. But I don’t think we needed this software update to tell us that, it seemed pretty obvious from the moment Apple announced the iPhone X that this is the direction they were heading in.