Apple Plans to Reduce iPad Bezel Sizes, Just Like on iPhone 15 Pro Models

Apple is shrinking the bezels on its upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models using a special manufacturing process, and the company also plans to use the same technology to reduce screen borders on future iPads, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman.

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Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says Apple is using low-injection pressure over-molding, or LIPO, to shrink the display border size on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max to 1.5 millimeters (versus around 2.2 millimeters on current iPhones).

Provided that Apple can overcome reported manufacturing issues, this could mean the iPhone 15 Pro models will have the thinnest bezels of any smartphone currently on the market, and Apple is apparently keen to replicate an equivalent achievement with its iPads, too.

As noted by Gurman, Apple first used LIPO on the Apple Watch Series 7 to make the device's borders thinner and increase the size of the display. If Gurman's source is accurate, LIPO is set to follow the same product trajectory as OLED display technology, which went from Apple Watch to iPhone, with OLED iPads expected to launch next year. However, which iPad model will be first to benefit from the LIPO process, and when it will arrive, remains unclear.

According to iPhone rumors, the bezels on all four iPhone 15 models are expected to be slightly curved around the edges, similar to the iPhone 11 series. Most rumors have claimed only the Pro models will have a bezel reduction this year, but a previously-accurate leaker has shared an image showing that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus might have slightly thinner bezels as well.

Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone lineup in September as usual. For all the latest rumors, be sure to read our dedicated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro roundups.

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Top Rated Comments

iPadified Avatar
13 months ago
1.5 mm bezels.Where I am supposed to hold the iPad?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
addamas Avatar
13 months ago
iPad is the only device where bezels makes sense to support device integrity and give better grip if device is naked (not the user ?)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
windywalks Avatar
13 months ago
That really seems impractical.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago

I really liked using the OG iPad, I thought it was very comfortable to use.


I forgot the original iPad had the 30 pin connector.
I also miss the wedge-design of the iPad. It felt so premium, sturdy, and exclusive.

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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StudioMacs Avatar
13 months ago

You don’t need bezels to hold the iPad. The bezels are already too small on the 12.9 iPad Pro to hold without your thumbs touching the screen. It’s never been an issue for me before. The accidental touch rejection is very good.
I just tried holding my 12.9” M1 iPad Pro with my left thumb on part of the screen. When I tried to scroll this web page with the other hand, iPad acted like I was trying to pinch to zoom with two fingers instead of scrolling with one.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kissmo1980 Avatar
13 months ago

1.5 mm bezels.Where I am supposed to hold the iPad?
- In high esteem?
- iLevitate?
- In its box?
- Out of reach?

I had the exact same question by the way, not making fun of you.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)