Apple will tomorrow host its second hardware event in as many months and gadget fans everywhere are getting excited about what’s to come. The consensus is that it will be focused on upgrading the iPad line-up and a new leak seems to confirm this. Spotted in the iOS 12 development beta, a new type of icon has fuelled speculation that not only will new iPads be unveiled, but that they’ll be dramatically redesigned. Just like the current iPhone XS and the iPhone XR, the new iPads seemingly won’t have Apple’s famous home button as the company has dramatically reduced the size of the screen bezels.
The icon also shows off a the volume buttons on the side, with a sleep/wake button on the top. ‘An interesting aspect of this icon is how large the bezels look when compared to the recent iPhones,’ wrote Apple site 9to5Mac, which discovered the existence of the icon. ‘This could be due to how the icon is constructed, sometimes thicker lines are required for it to be “readable” at smaller sizes. A similar effect occurred with the iPhone X glyph found last year,’ the site wrote.
Apple is hosting tomorrow’s event in New York and is also expected to reveal updated versions of the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini computer. We may also see a new version of the iPad Mini.
Tomorrow’s event will kick off at 10am local time which means it’ll be 2pm here in the UK. The tagline is ‘There’s more in the making’ – whatever that means. As reported by Metro.