“New reports circulating about an iPad refresh in 2016 point to a 3mm thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad with the same thickness as last generation’s 9.7-inch model, eschewing Apple’s normal drive for thinner products as they evolve,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

“According to Macotakara, the previously predicted 10.9-inch iPad is bezel-free on the sides, and retains the iPad Air’s 7.5mm thickness,” Wuerthele reports. “The top and bottom bezels remain, with the FaceTime camera still in the bezel. However, sources claim that the home button is absent from designs that they have seen.”

Wuerthele reports, “The iPad Pro 12.9-inch model is said to grow 3mm in thickness to 7.2 millimeters.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Interesting. Apple’s quest for thinness long ago passed the point of diminishing returns. We’d rather be slightly thicker in exchange for more battery life. The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro already seems fragilely thin.