IPad screen preview with rounded edges

Rumors: iPhone dual-SIM may be exclusive to China; new iPad Pro would have screen with rounded edges

Yes, friends: the (it seems) just over a month from the grand event of September Apple, the season of rumors is already in full swing. Today, two related to the most awaited Apple ads are circulating strongly in the vast and frightening world of the internet. Shall we take a look at them?

Dual-SIM Chinese

We’ve already talked about the possibility of Apple offering, for the first time in its history, one or more models of future iPhones with technology support dual-SIM (the famous two chips). According to the Chinese publication Economic Daily Newsyes, it will happen – but maybe not in the way we hope.

According to the newspaper, which cites sources within Apple’s supply chain in the country, Apple will present four models of iPhones next month: the two most expensive OLED models, 5.8 and 6.5 inches, and two models with screens Cheaper 6.1-inch LCDs – the difference between them would be simply whether or not to support the dual-SIM.

Want more? This two-chip model would be sold exclusively in China. It makes sense, considering that the country of the wall has a very strong culture of using devices dual-SIM, but other places in the world – including Brazil – also bring a strong adoption of the technology.

It is worth noting that China has no regulations or permits for the use of eSIMs (“digital” chips already built into the device); that is, if the rumor is real, Apple should launch an iPhone in Chinese territory effectively with a tray for two chips. It seems a somewhat contradictory attitude for a company that takes out entries that are still widely used around the world in the name of “space”, but, well, who am I to question.

iPad with rounded screens

Ever since the icon of a new iPad Pro with seriously reduced edges has surfaced, we are already dreaming of this upcoming new model. Now, the developer Guilherme Rambo found almost unquestionable evidence that these new models will have screens that will conform to the silhouette of the device, with rounded edges – as already happens with the iPhone X.

Rambo found one asset referring to possible rounded edges in the iOS 12 code, linked to the J3xx identifier code – which suggests a new model of iPad Pro and has already been seen in other corners of the system’s betas. With this information in hand, the developer configured a modified device on the iOS Simulator to make use of the asset and got this demonstration first hand:

IPad screen preview with rounded edges

As we see, in split-screen mode, even the split has small rounded edges, creating a visual harmony. Anyway, obviously, changes could come until the launch of the new iPads, (probably) next month – so we’ll stay tuned.

via AppleInsider, 9to5Mac