Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro tablet is certainly shaping up to be the most highly anticipated tablet this year. Over the last few weeks, rumors about the 12-inch tablet have been surfacing every now and then, increasing out hopes for an announcement in the first of the year. Today, NoWhereElse.Fr posted an image of a case that it claims has been made for the upcoming large-screen iPad model.
The case certainly does look like it could belong to a new iPad model as the cutouts on the case do not match with the current iPad models. NoWhereElse claims that the image comes from a highly trusted source, which adds further credence to the leak. The case seems to have two speaker cutouts at the front and bottom, which could indicate four stereo speakers on the iPad Pro. Earlier rumors claimed that the tablet will arrive with twin stereo speakers, so the four speaker cutouts do seem a bit strange. If the earlier reports are accurate, we guess that the second speaker grille on the new iPad model may just be a design element like on iPhone 5 and 5s, with no actual speaker behind it.
The iPad Pro model is expected to arrive by spring this year and is said to include a 12.9-inch display. The display resolution remains a mystery for now though. It is rumored to be powered by the Apple A8X chip that also powers the new iPad Air 2 model and will also include the same 2GB RAM as the current flagship iPad. Also similar will be its thin profile, rumored to be similar to the iPad Air 2. Recent reports also claimed that a stylus will be included with the tablet, which will make it the first iOS device to come with a stylus. Apple may include some special software features as well to utilize the larger screen size and the included stylus.