Claimed photos of 12.9″ iPad Pro 2 hit the web

By , Jul 25, 2016

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iPhone 7 leaks and rumors have dominated the headlines for better part of the summer, especially as we’ve been inching closer and closer to the handset’s expected September introduction. But the iPhone 7 isn’t the only Apple product that’s up for a refresh.

The iPad Pro, which made its debut last September alongside the iPhone 6s, should see its regular annual refresh, too, and now photos sent in to AppleInsider from a Chinese supply-chain source claim to picture a second-generation iPad Pro prototype with a 12.9-inch screen.

“The picture set, sent in to AppleInsider by an anonymous tipster on Sunday, is said to originate from within a Chinese supplier currently working on an iPad Pro model scheduled to go into production in late September,” reads the article.

And here’s the alleged iPad Pro 2 image.

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Bearing an unknown model identification number (“MH1C2CD/F”), the images show the device running the Settings screen and having just twelve gigabytes of storage, leading the publication to speculate that the photos might depict a pre-production or prototype device. As for the software, the blurry photos reveal a build number corresponding to Apple’s latest iOS 10 beta, which was released to developers earlier this month.

The device’s MH1C2CD/F identifier follows Apple’s convention, which applies derivatives of order number ML0G2LL/A — ML3N2LL/A for cellular models, though AppleInsider states that the identifier could have been forged.

Assuming the photos are genuine, it doesn’t seem the iPad Air 2 has fixed Apple’s big bezel problem. Again, we cannot vouch for authenticity of these photos as these things could be easily faked. For all we know, this could be a prototype of the original iPad Pro running the new software.

We’re expecting the next iPad Pro, both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch model, to ship with Apple’s A11 system-on-a-chip, better cameras, True Tone technology which debuted on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and other features, like 3D Touch.

Source: AppleInsider

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  • Charlie

    Ummm, can’t spot any differences from the photo…

  • The King

    Wow, these pictures are amazing. The iPad looks… like the same frigging thing.

    • Great Lengths

      Hey what are you talking about man? crApple, I mean Apple would never release a product that looks 98% identical to a previous model! What’s wrong with you?

      Oh wait my bad, I forgot, that’s ALL they do now a days. =x

  • BAiNZy3

    correction the second to last paragraph – *iPad Pro 2 not iPad Air 2

  • Micke på taket

    IT looks fast

  • xoFoxtail

    Hope it comes in rose gold this time.

  • Great Lengths

    Looks soooo amazing! Doesn’t look anything like previous models! I think I’ll go start camping in front of the crApple store today this way I can be first in line for this new and amazing piece of innovative technology!

    *rolls eyes*

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