We’re a little over 24 hours until Apple’s holds its final hardware-focused press conference for the year, which means there’s still a bit of time left to round-up some rumours.
In terms of devices, Apple is expected to debut a new iPad Pro, as well as a refreshed version of the MacBook Air notebook.
Little is known about both devices at this stage, other than they will be revealed tomorrow at en event in New York.
As such, media has been scrounging for scraps of information, and 9to5Mac may have stumbled upon some details for the iPad Pro.
More specifically the website says it “discovered” an icon for the iPad Pro which could point to some of the features on the device. Most notably the lack of home button on the icon (seen in the header image above) could mean the latest tablet from Apple ditches the physical home button.
It would not be a radical move, especially as Apple has done so for its latest flagship phones, opting for Face ID to take care of biometrics and swiping gestures for navigation.
As such the new iPad Pro will likely lean on the same mix, although it would be interesting to see if Apple places the home button and fingerprint sensor underneath the display of the device.
Other potential features include rounded corners with no screen notch. The display doesn’t appear to be edge-to-edge either, which was one of the rumoured aspects of the device a few weeks ago.
With regard to other rumoured features, the new iPad Pro is said to utilise more than one USB Type-C port, lose its headphone jack and support an updated version of the Apple Pencil stylus.
Whether or not any of this turns out to be true, remains to be seen, but we won’t have to wait too long to find out, with Apple event scheduled for 16:00 (SA time) tomorrow.