New leak seemingly confirms the existence of a 10.5-inch iPad Pro


Less than a day after we heard some speculation regarding its release date, a Spanish accessory distributor seems to have confirmed that a 10.5-inch iPad Pro isn't just a figment of our imagination, but rather a real product that will be launching in the very near future.

The leak comes from Twitter user Marc Alonso, who claims to have received files regarding a case for the new iPad, though official graphics were said to be pending, awaiting the announcement of the model by Apple.

The current iPad Pro line offers two sizes: a 9.7-inch, and a 12.9-inch one, only the latter of which is expected to get a refresh. The smaller current model will get replaced with the rumored 10.5-inch one instead, which is also said to feature no side bezels, though an AMOLED screen is unlikely. Also expected is a refresh of the iPad Pro's internals, with a rumored A10X CPU to replace the current A9X. The launch of the new iPad Pro models is likely to be accompanied by a 7.9-inch iPad Mini, as well as a possible refresh to the iPad Air line.

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9 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't think the air will get a refresh, it doesn't really have a place anymore does it, what chip would they give it? I would be really interested in an iPad mini powered by the A10 though.

2. brasstax

Posts: 543; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Wait... did not another company release quite a popular high end tablet with the same screen size in 2014? Oh now i get it...they secretly stole Apple's future plans and outed a tablet of this screen size 3 years before Apple could do it. The scoundrels! Of course Apple does not copy. It is only inspired.

4. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yes. Apple just started making this tablet when the other (not very) popular tablet was released.

7. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Butthurt much?

3. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

funny Samsung came out with 10.5 galaxy tab s then messed up and started making 9.7inch tab s2 now apple is making 10.5inch iPad pro Samsung will now go back and start making 10.5 galaxy tab lol monkey see monkey do

5. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Android manufacturers have pretty much abandoned tablets. Apple is just too good in this space.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, so good, that their sales continue to see double digit declines ( https://is.gd/8AUZm5 ) whereas 1 competitor platform continues to rise in this space ( https://is.gd/ArF2oG )...

8. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

So because the sales are declining it is a bad device? And also while the sales of the iPad may decline and the Surface rise, the iPad still easily outsold the Surface. By a lot. And you do know that tablets aren't upgraded so often right? So the more people buy the Surface the less will buy them in the future. That's why iPad sales declining since people keep their tablets (especially if they work) for multiple years. But this probably requires too much thinking for you to understand.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"So because the sales are declining it is a bad device?" Same could be asked about Android tablets. "And also while the sales of the iPad may decline and the Surface rise, the iPad still easily outsold the Surface. By a lot." Yeah, just like Samsung continues to sell loads more phones than all apple's iPhones combined. Got a clue of why that is? Same applies here. "And you do know that tablets aren't upgraded so often right?" PCs even less often, yet you don't see them getting double digt declines in sales despite all those retarded headlines talking of that delusional "post PC era". But I guess it's too hard for a die-hard apple fanatic to accept that certain pple products are a joke when compared to similar priced competition...

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