Rumors about the upcoming release of the iPad Pro have risen in recent months, and now it seems more likely than ever that Apple’s professional tablet of 2018 will have the resemblance of a large iPhone X. Until the iPhone X, all iPhone and iPad had square edges, but the iPhone X introduced a display with rounded edges to match the curvature of the device itself.
While exploring the developer’s beta version of iOS 12, 9to5Mac found a feature that appears to be a visual mask used to round corners of the user interface and is codenamed “J3XX”, which is indicative of the 2018 model of the iPad Pro. By itself, this strongly suggests that the iPad Pro 2018 will follow in the design steps of the iPhone X, displaying rounded corners on your screen.
When you consider this UI mask along with rumors that the iPad Pro will support FaceID, it looks increasingly likely that this year’s model does not contain a “Home” button and has severely reduced panels.
9to5Mac discovered some more succulent tips that support this rumor in the form of two small icons in a battery use diagnostic. These tiny blocks appear to show both a current iPad with prominent frames as a Home button and a future model that it also does not have.
We hope to hear more about the upcoming iPad Pro in the early launch of the iPhone XI in early September, but by then, be sure to follow the latest news, leaks, and rumors of the iPad Pro here at TGG.