An icon found in iOS 12 appear to confirm an upcoming iPad Pro model featuring rounded corners, no Home button, and more.
Today, a new icon found within iOS offers a more detailed view of the 2018 iPad Pro, which we expect to be announced during the Tuesday event in Brooklyn. This icon shows an iPad with rounded corners, no Home button and no notch. An interesting aspect of this icon is how large the bezels look when compared to the recent iPhones.
The new icon was discovered by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo, and shows a tablet with slimmer bezels, a larger screen, no Home button, and no notch, as seen above.
This design of an upcoming iPad Pro has been long-rumored, and has been displayed in a recent case maker’s rendering of the upcoming pro-level tablet. The case maker indicates the new smaller iPad Pro will be 7-inches wide and 9.7-inches tall, while the larger model will be 8.5-inches wide and 11-inches tall.
The new iPad Pro models are expected to boast an improved A12X Bionic processor with better specs than the A12 chip that powers the current iPhone flagship lineup. It is also rumored to sport a USB-C connector to replace the current Lightning port, and a new version of Face ID that works in both portrait and landscape orientation.
The new iPad Pros are expected to debut at Apple’s upcoming October 30 event in New York City. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 30 in New York City at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time.