Apple iPad Pro manufacturing mold appears, hinting at a larger tablet - PhoneArena

Apple iPad Pro manufacturing mold appears, hinting at a larger tablet

We recently saw leaked schematics of the upcoming 12" iPad Pro or Plus slate from Apple that is expected to be unveiled in the spring, and now its alleged manufacturing mold is running for cover somewhere down the rabbit hole of the Foxconn factories agglomerate.

While nothing firm can really be concluded about the exact thickness from this mold, it is somewhat evident that it will be quite a bit bigger than the current 9.7" iPad Air 2, for instance. Still, we can again see a thin, machined aluminum device, with the general shape and form you would expect from the renowned iPad line of tablets. The sources before pegged the slate's thickness at between 6.9-7.5mm, which is a pretty good achievement, and also confirmed the speculated four built-in speakers.

So far, the rumored specs are for a 12.2" or a 12.9" ultra high-res display, and a souped-up Apple A8 chipset, but the biggest difference might be in the software department. Remember the rumors that iPad Air 2 will feature a split-screen functionality? Well, these didn't materialize for Apple's mainstream tablet edition last year, so it might have been preserved for the more professionally oriented iPad Pro/Plus, or whatever the team from Cupertino decides to name it in the spring, when it is expected to be announced.

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