iPad Pro (2018) icon found in iOS hints at all-screen design with no home button

iPad Pro (2018) icon found in iOS hints at all-screen design with no home button
After months of rumors and speculation surrounding the 2018 iPad Pro series, Apple is finally expected to unveil its next-generation tablets on Tuesday, October 30. And today, with just two days to go, a new icon has been found within iOS which appears to confirm the new design language.

Falling in line with recent leaks, the icon in question depicts a new iPad that does away with Apple’s iconic home button. This is due to the significantly smaller bezels on the device that leave no room for physical buttons, much like Apple’s latest iPhone models. Another thing worth noting is the fact that Apple’s new iPad Pro tablets also look set to adopt rounded display corners. However, unlike the company’s smartphones, no notch is seen above the display.

Unfortunately, the icon in question doesn’t provide a proper look at the rear of the tablet or its frame. But two volume buttons can be seen along the right side of the frame, as can a power button on top of the device. Also, if recent leaks are anything to go by, a USB Type-C port will be included below the tablet while, over on the back, an aluminum design that combines the looks of both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 devices should be present.

At the moment, it’s unclear when Apple’s new iPad Pro models will be available to purchase and for how much. However, those of you who may be interested should note that both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models are rumored to be on the cards. These will reportedly be compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil that is reportedly on the way too.

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37 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is that a Galaxy Tab S4?

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

About as much as you are creative and funny. You dips**t thinking Samsung is some sort of interesting innovation based company. They are about as original as well a copy machine copy. Even when they do come out with something first( rushed to market) it feels like they are trying so hard to predict or already know what the other manufactures are doing from there supply chain demands. They ripped apple of and still do. From design to the way they make them self’s be like the apple atmosphere. If they would have done what apple actually does they would be a lot better company with more ideas to start a way of thinking. Samsung is a con. A snake oil salesman. Apple is a company that sold you stuff to try and truly make you more productive and not just through tech in your face like look at what this thing can do.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

By the way I don’t think Samsung makes bad products I just think they have no imagination.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Your a fool if you think Apple does anything more innovative than anyone else at this point. And also a fool if you think Apple doesn't copy numerous things from other OEMs. Plus... You're a fool regardless Plus... This does look like an S4 but with rounded screen corners instead of angled corners

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

We get it, you hate Samsung. But please name a product Apple makes that Apple actually made with their own factories. Everyone copies. Copying is required to move forward. Stop being a hating loser. Apple products are as good as they are because of the quality of Samsung. We get it, you love Apple. Well does loving your wife mean you have to hate other women? Does loving your job mean you can't seek a newer one? If you love being fat, do you have to hate skinny people? As many articles that have been here showing Apple stealing stuff, when companies came to them with ideas and Apple refuse to license, but instead steal it and then hash ut out in court. If you steal an idea from someone, it doesn't make it yours. And nothing is stopping you from making it better. Yes Samsung started making better products because of Apple. And Apple products have gotten better because of Samsung. What is your problem with that? You talking against a company who at least puts the fast charger in the box, an adapters too. Who actually does listen to there customers. Apple products are not the best, they are one of the best, no matter how you feel personally about them. Have you been seeing the. News lately? See what hates causes ignorant people to do? Why dont you try not to be like them.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Mods, why hasn’t this Techie alt been banned yet? Wtf are you waiting on?

22. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Because they aren't as biased and trigger happy as you. Stop being simpleminded...

24. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Fam, if you can’t see the relation comparatively between TechieXP’s posts and Strategic’s, you really need to work on your deductive reasoning. He LITERALLY posts exactly like Techie used to: typos and massive essays. Not to mention he outright admitted he was Techie not even a solid month ago. Do you think it’s a coincidence that he only posts about Samsung in relation to Apple? How about his inability to spell basic pronouns properly? C’mon dude... think.

26. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I missed that, where did he admit he was Techie? That must have been an epic event and I missed it lol

23. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Because he drives clicks as well as their articles, I remember a thread where he was trolling annoyingly AF and I replied to him, they deleted my comments but not his, lmao, they are protecting him

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Basically. Except it doesn't run that garbage the Tab S4 calls "Samsung Experience".

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Aww muffin

17. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

You mean the tanker that allows you to have multiple user accounts on the same device? Can't do that with your precious handicapped overpriced 9.7" iPhone. I actually have 2 FB accounts, personal and for business. It's so nice I can log into both. Oh and it comes with an input devuce. You know, Apple is probably the o ly OEM which dowsnt include a pen or pencil. Yet their tablet costs the most. Samsung Experiwnce is the main reason Samsung phones are at the top vs 100s of Android. If Samsung had iOS, the iPhone would be killer kfd if Samsung could do the exact same thing with it. Apple IPhone sales would be like Pixel sales. You dont have to hate a product because you like another. As many problems as iPhones have, with no skin, its limited multitasking, the same issues every model like connection issues, TouchWiz should be the last thing coming from your mouth.

21. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Lol we’re trying to make a point... because the only thing u accomplish was to say Samsung can’t stand on their own..... if they that good... why they rely on android... what happen to Tizen?? All these “what if” if they so great then why they compete with their own os and don’t sit and wait on google.... they don’t even advertise wat version of touchwiz is run on their phones no more

27. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

So you criticize Samsung for not being able to stand on thier own? Can Apple stand on thier own, all they do make is thier OS. After that they make nothing, everything is contracted out, they could not survive without others. Theoreticaly Samsung could survive on thier own, making the OS isn't hard, any of the major OEM's could do it. Making an app store however is very hard and is the reason the vast majority go with Android.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Typos galore!

8. whatev

Posts: 2202; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Imagine thinking this, I have to laugh

10. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yes, Samsung introduced this kind of design first, but Apple did NOT copy the Tab S4. For one, the power button is still located on the top of the frame and I can assure you that the new iPad's rear camera won't be centered.

18. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What does button placement have to do with whether something is a copy for not. So let me ask you, if I make a rubber square tire, does that mean I didnt copy round tires just because I changed the shape? Please tell me you are not that kind of person!!!

32. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

My point is, just because it looks similar doesn't necessarily mean it's a copy. iOS is entirely different from Samsung's OS and the hardware is also substantially different; so calling the new design a copy of the Tab S4 is a ridiculous claim. Now if Apple copied several key features of the Tab S4 and touted them as their own, they would be indeed ripping off of Samsung. But again, that's not what's happening here.

11. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

This is what the Galaxy Tab will never be able to be. This is an iPad!

14. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

You mean the trash or garbage tablets android ha sto offer?

33. max-foster

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2018

I’ve googled Tab S4, and I honestly can’t understand what part of that tablet you recognized here. Asking as a design Student cause the vibe of both tablets is miles apart from one another.

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

So right or wrong I think reading to much into an emoji is a little crazy. One good thing waiting for a new phone model to come out in the past is speculating without knowing any facts and seeing who came out the closest. Nowadays there is so many leaks we know what everything is way before they come out with a almost 100% accuracy. I truly find that very much like knowing the end of a movie you have been waiting for for so long. It’s got to the point that knowing the right timers is making a lot of money. From real to fake timers as well gets the people clicking on the story to make money. I truly miss the days of old. The days befor some idiot left an iPhone at the bar. It’s only bound to get worse before it gets better I assume.

9. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

This design looks great!

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

What took them so long?

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sure hope that 2nd gen Pencil works with the iPhones. I doubt it will though.

19. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

If only the iPad ran Mac OS. Once Apple gets off their butt and do what Microsoft is doing with the Surface. Changing whatbit looks like, doesnt matter if its gonna be the same old things. It's like a car. No matter how much they change how it looks, it still does the same thing.

29. midan

Posts: 2710; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Most iPad users use windows, how stupid it would be run Mac OS, when only fraction of people would want that. "Once Apple gets off their butt and do what Microsoft is doing with the Surface" Why would Apple do such a bad product like surface? Apple offers great tablet experience nothing more nothing less. Microsoft offer mediocre tablet and mediocre laptop experience which hardly no-one buys, why would Apple do that?

34. max-foster

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2018

I hope Apple never listen to people like you. They are and should be two different devices. It’s a bridge between phones and notebooks and period.

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