New-found Icon in iOS 12 Supports iPad Pro Redesign Rumors
A newly discovered icon in iOS 12 appears to confirm recent rumors surrounding Apple’s redesigned iPad Pro, which is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday.
Similar to a previous icon found in iOS 12 beta 5, the new icon discovered by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo features a tablet with slimmer bezels and no Home button, and more importantly, no notch.
A recent case maker’s rendering of the upcoming iPad Pro displayed many of the same design elements shown in the icon, including the rounded corners and a small top and bottom bezel, with the top bezel housing the TrueDepth camera system for Face ID.
Dimensions sourced from the same case maker indicate the 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.
Icon elements aren’t always proportional relative to the physical dimensions they represent, but the way the iPad Pro’s bezels are drawn suggests Apple has also left plenty of room for holding the device without unintentionally triggering the touchscreen.
The new iPad Pro models are said to be equipped with an A12X Bionic processor that’s even faster than the A12 chip in the new iPhone lineup, with a USB-C connector potentially replacing the Lightning port, and a new version of Face ID that works in both portrait and landscape orientation.
The new iPad Pro devices are expected to be announced at Apple’s second fall 2018 event, set to be held on Tuesday, October 30 in New York City at 10:00 a.m. Easter Time.
Apple is planning to live stream the event on its website and through the Events app on the Apple TV, but for those unable to watch, MacRumors will have live coverage both here on MacRumors.com and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account.
For more details on everything we could see at the product unveiling, check out our comprehensive What to Expect event roundup.
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