The long-rumored “iPad Pro” surfaced in a new industrial rendering on Friday, further fueling speculation that Apple is working on a larger 12-inch tablet. French blog nowhereelse.fr shares the image, calling the device the ‘iPad Air Plus’ and saying that the sketch is dated December 2014.

The alleged rendering offers up dimensions for the Pro tablet, measuring 305.70mm long x 222.60mm wide x 7.20mm deep. Converted to inches, that’s about 12 x 8.7 x 0.30. These numbers line up with those seen in previous renderings of the device, which is expected to have a 12.9″ display.

The sketch also reaffirms features that have been consistently rumored for the larger iPad. Note the stereo speakers—2 on top and 2 on bottom, button placement, and the missing Mute switch. There does not, however, appear to be a port on the left edge of the device, as seen in previous leaks.

Talk of the iPad Pro has quieted in recent months, most likely due to the launch of the Apple Watch and the new 12-inch Retina MacBook. Bloomberg reported in March that Apple was having production issues with the tablet’s display panels, which have forced it to delay the product until fall.

Source: nowhereelse.fr

  • hkgsulphate

    in recent years the leaks are basically 100% correct

    • Kurt

      Most for sure, but not all. Remember the tear drop iPhone? The television? Well, there were leaks for that iPhone but I don’t think any for the tv.

      • Fanboy 

        The tear drop iPhone was a joke of a rumor, not believable at all lol. And for the TV i feel they really were working on one but put it to a halt for now.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        I think its still in the works and will work in tandem with VR tech similar to MS Hololense

      • Kurt

        I didn’t believe it but many did and many blogs blogged on it. There were even cases made to fit the tear drop iPhone. So clearly not a joke. Just people with half a brain knew it wouldn’t come out. Apple likes symmetrical devices for a very good reason.

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  • Andrew

    I’ll pass and take the surface pro 4

    • Rowan09

      You know no specs but yet you’ll pass? Smh

  • Nathan

    You might as well buy a small MacBook mini.

  • iPhoneWINS

    i will only like this is if runs OS X and IOS

    • If the next one is called the iPad air plus then it will probably only run iOS. The annoying reality is that the new MacBook has such a small motherboard that it would be stupid not to release an OSX tablet.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        Whoa whoa, hold your horses! Oh yes it has a very small mobo, but then it does run a full fledge OS which is what defines the form factor of the device – 75% of the macbook consists of batteries. If there were no need of that much battery and they could still push the same amount of hours of the ipad then there wouldnt be a need to make a macbook in the first place.

  • techfreak23

    this thing is pointless if they are going to leave iOS the way it is. if it doesn’t run OS X or even a modified version of iOS, what is the damn point of having a laptop size screen? i seriously hope they don’t release something like this. i already consider that new MacBook an “iPad Pro”