The oft-rumored 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ could feature a 2732×2048 display, according to evidence found in the first iOS 9 beta. Developers Hiraku Wang and Steve Troughton-Smith point to code in the beta that refers to a 1366×1024 device, which implies a true resolution of double that using @2x scaling.
That works out to a display area of roughly 12.93 inches and a PPI of 263, which lines up with previous reports. In January of last year, NPD DisplaySearch cited supply chain sources, saying that Apple had a tablet in development with a larger 12.9-inch display, a resolution of 2732×2048 and PPI of 265.
Popular YouTube channel Unbox Therapy on Friday posted a hands-on video with 2 alleged iPad Pro cases, comparing them in size and design with the iPad Air 2. The clip gives you a good idea of how much bigger the rumored 12-inch iPad would be than the current 9.7-inch model.
Additionally, the cases add weight to the accuracy of previous industrial renderings and case leaks. Despite the fact that they come from different manufacturers, and are made up of different materials, they’re identical to both each other and many past cases in terms of size and features.
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.
Japanese magazine Mac Fan has leaked what appears to be the blueprint of what is referred to as the 12.2 inch iPad Air Plus, reports Macotakara. According to the January 2015 edition of the magazine, iPad Air Plus, as it is referred to, will be 305.31 mm x 220.8 mm x 7 mm and will be powered by the A9 processor. The device which has now long been rumored could be scheduled to ship between April and June 2015.