Unlike Apple’s iPhones, the design evolution of the iPad has been more subtle where the changes made weren’t too drastic over the years. However given the direction that the iPhone seems to be headed at in terms of design, it wouldn’t be surprising if the iPad were to head that way as well.


Recently icons spotted in the iOS 12 beta revealed an iPad icon that ditches the home button and features slimmer bezels, and now there seems to be more proof of that. According to 9to5Mac, digging around further in the iOS 12 beta has revealed an asset that would hint that the upcoming iPads from Apple could sport rounded displays similar to that of the iPhone X (and 2018’s iPhones).

They decided to do a quick test on a modified device using the iOS Simulator which shows how iOS 12 on the iPad can handle rounded corners that you can see in the image to the right. However as 9to5Mac points out, this is just a test in the Simulator which means that how Apple actually implements it could be very different.

Apple is expected to announce new iPads later this year and we have been hearing how this year’s iPads could be getting features from the iPhone X, such as Face ID. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you’ve been hoping to see a new iPad design, this year could be it.

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