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Newly-discovered iOS icon confirms small bezels, other changes in 2018 iPad Pros

An icon found within iOS apparently validates most recent rumors about Apple's 2018 iPad Pro redesign, which should be unveiled on Tuesday.

Apple's 2018 iPad Pro icon.

Apple's 2018 iPad Pro icon.

The icon shows much smaller bezels than 2017 models, and no sign of a home button, as claimed in numerous reports. Also visible are rounded corners, something seen in leaked renders.

Though it's difficult to tell for sure, the icon at least seems consistent with rumors that Apple plans to square off the sides in a throwback to devices like the iPhone SE. That could make new iPads easier to hold while allowing Apple more internal design space.

The icon was uncovered by 9to5Mac.

2018 Pros are generally expected to come in 10.5- and 12.9-inch sizes, equipped with faster "A12X" processors, TrueDepth cameras for Face ID and animoji, and USB-C in place of Lightning. The last would be a radical change for Apple's product line, but bolster the product's "professional" credibility.

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