Apple’s bigger tablet – a 12.2-inches iPad Air Plus

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Apple’s iPad Pro may be smaller than the first speculations. According to the latest rumors the bigger tablet will have 12.2-inches screen and will be about 7mm thick. There are other new things in the new report, like a new name – iPad Air Plus.

Japanese magazine Mac Fan published a schematics of the new rumored device. It refers to it as a iPad Air Plus, which will come with a 12.2-inches display, 7mm thick, a new A9 processor and four separate speakers orientated in the upper and lower body. The new report suggests that the bigger tablet will be available sometime between April and June next year.

The iPad Air Plus or iPad Pro?

The previous rumors about the iPad Pro suggested that the device will have a screen size up to 12.9 inches and it will be named “Pro”. The last report from the Japanese magazine slims a little bit the tablet and changes the name to iPad Air Plus, like the new bigger iPhone 6 Plus. This sounds logical, but for now the speculations about the device are to incoherence for now.

There are contradictions with the other details like the release date. For a long it was speculated that the new iPad Air Plus or Pro will be shown in the Q1 next year – sometime between January or February. A later reports suggested that Apple will delay the production of the device and we will see it eventually in the Q2 or Q3 next year.

Also for now there are no direct or indirect hints, that Apple is preparing a bigger tablet. For now there are no good leaks that even the company from Cupertino is actually working on a such device.

Almost hard evidence

But the schematics from Mac Fan are pretty solid evidence. The magazine has a good reputation with similar leaks. It gave an accurate similar drawings for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before their official debut. We can’t be 100% sure of course, but maybe in the next weeks there will be more information to uncover more from the puzzle.

Plausibility – 65%

Image Credit: Yutaka Tsutano

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