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3D renders of Apple iPad Pro/Plus cover confirm that the slate will sport four speakers

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3D renders of Apple iPad Pro/Plus cover confirm that the slate will sport four speakers
Leaked images showing 3D renders of a case for the rumored Apple iPad Pro/Plus confirm speculation that the large-sized slate will carry four speakers. The case has four cutouts that would align with the tablet's speakers. Two are placed at the top and two at the bottom of the device. Earlier this year, a photograph allegedly showing the casing for the tablet also had four areas cut out for the speakers

The renders also show the openings for the camera, volume rocker, power button and a second microphone, which would be placed on the side next to the rear camera. The iPad Pro/Plus, or whatever moniker Apple decides on, is expected to feature a screen as large as 12.9-inches. Most likely it will feature the Apple A8X chipset and have 2GB of RAM inside. Touch ID will be included and there is talk that a stylus (sorry, Steve!) will be offered.

The most logical time for the unveiling of the Apple iPad Pro/Plus would be at WWDC in June. Apple is hoping that a large screened version of the iPad could take momentum away from the 12-inch Microsoft Surface Pro 3. And considering the amazing success that Apple is having after it increased the screen size of the iPhone, there is no reason to expect Apple to shy away from doing the same thing to the iPad.

Thanks for the tip!

via: HDBlog.it (translated)

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posted on 21 Mar 2015, 10:51 1

1. Ruturaj (Posts: 1483; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)

Stylus can be good idea but 13 inch sounds too big. Also if it features A8X then no thank you. OS X is must for 13 inch for the price apple gona ask.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:00

3. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Where are you getting an 8x chip from? That came with the iPad last year. If anything, it will run the 9X chip or the same processor in the new MacBooks. It is big, but no bigger than a surface Pro. I agree tha OSX should be available via dual boot. That or bring a lot of the features over to iOS for iPad. You don't want OSX as the primary is. It would be horrible for touch. Price will be between the current iPads and the new MacBook.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:39

5. waddup121 (unregistered)

Apple be like: "this innovative feature we call this is...Loudsound. Like boomsound..."

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:40

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 24914; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's what I was wondering. A8X???

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 14:04 1

12. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

A8x , A9x ist the same **** ; it means it will run iOS..

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 18:24 1

15. Ruturaj (Posts: 1483; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)

The articles says A8X. Even A9 won't be that powerful (comparing to surface pro's). Rather than dual boot apple can merge both OS in to one that will work on this tablet. And given price of new macbook (which is overpriced in my opinion), middle between macbook and ipad is very big range. If this one cost more than 700 it's waste of money, better to get surface pro 13 inch. (PS Not a ipad or macbook (air) hater, I have ipad air 2 and macbook air).

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:43

7. seven7dust (unregistered)

it needs to have a damn stand for such a big screen otherwise makes no sense, also OSX without keyboard/trackpad won’t be that great

I think they want to merge iO.S and OS X on this device, a new hybrid O.S or new Apps with OS X compatibility maybe.

eitherway stand is a must , look at the yoga pro and surface pro

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 18:27

16. Ruturaj (Posts: 1483; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)

Merge will be great. It's time for apple to come out with it's own convertible like yoga pro or surface pro. 12 inch macbook and 12 inch ipad pro are waste.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:44

8. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Putting OSX on the iPad would be Apple shooting themselves in the foot. Why would anyone buy the new MacBook if the much cheaper iPad runs the OS as well and includes a touch screen?

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 15:59 1

14. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)

because it will cost a lot more than the standard 9.7inch iPad. I bet this is gonna be priced to a lower end surface pro territory, and IF they manage to put OS X in it, it's a good guess it will cost same as the surface pro.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 10:58

2. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

I hope Air 3 wil have same specs and similiar hardware, 13 inch is too big for tablet IMO. 9.7 in my Air is perfect spot.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:45 1

9. seven7dust (unregistered)

forget the Air , they need to stop gimping the iPad mini , it’s a better form factor for traveling and many prefer a smaller tablet.

we need a proper update with brand new SOC.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 15:58 1

13. nodes (Posts: 761; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

12"+ tablets are getting ridiculous.

9.7 is even quite big, 7.9" with 4:3 ratio is the one for me.
yeah, Apple should give more love to the Mini, though my Retina Mini still runs perfectly fine.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:24

4. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)

This could be an awsome Schetchbok tab. Thats all I would use it for. Well that and editing if they manage to turn the iMac into a tablet. lol.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 13:08 2

10. jack123 (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

If it still carried iOS, then ipads are still ipads even the size are different.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 19:26

17. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

We Apple will equipe the new ipad with usb connectors and we will call it ipad pro!
We live in 2015, other brands have usb for years and years now.....but no Apple to be seen.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 19:46

18. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

i hope they won't design it as the ipad air as the metal side on the front is a bit to sharp for comfort. With the air its already annoying but with an even bigger tablet it will be horrible

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