A pair of iPad Pro cases that have leaked out ahead of the device’s rumored debut this fall highlight its size, and hint at a number of new features. If they are accurate, they suggest Apple’s new tablet will have stereo speakers and dual connection ports.
A report from Taiwanese publication ETNews claims that LG Display is expanding its production capacity by an additional 21,000 units per month because Apple is reportedly going to use them in the next-generation iPads, including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
A report from Bloomberg claims that Samsung’s Electronics division will be making Apple’s A9 chipsets this year.
Leaked images of the rumored large-screened iPad appear to show a second accessory port on the side that device. The function of the port is unknown, but its appearance suggests it may be an additional lightning or a USB-C port. The pictures of the mockup with the mystery port first appeared on Sina Weibo and were published by HDBlog (Via MacRumors).
Sonny Dickson, the Australian-based blogger, who had leaked parts of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air before it was launched in 2013, has just tweeted that the rumored iPad Pro will come with the Home button on its side, and not the bottom as the current iPads.
In 2014, Apple announced and launched the iPad mini 3, a successor to the iPad mini 2 that many thought was a sweeping disappointment.
Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be equipped with a new “Oxide LCD” display, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The vast majority of the panels are to be produced by Sharp, but LG Display or Samsung could become additional suppliers.
The “iPad Pro” isn’t official by any means, but that hasn’t stopped a report from surfacing that suggests Apple is delaying it anyway.