Picture allegedly showing off the casing of the Apple iPad Pro shows off second connector port

Picture allegedly showing off the casing of the Apple iPad Pro shows off second connector port
Apple is allegedly hard at work building a 12.9-inch tablet that could be named the Apple iPad Pro or the Apple iPad Plus. We have seen a number of leaked images showing third party cases for the tablet, and other photos that showed the alleged casing for the slate. Today, some new pictures were discovered on Chinese social media site Weibo, showing off a number of items including one of four speaker grills expected on the tablet.

The picture also reveals what appears to be a second connector on the left side of the tablet. This would allow the iPad Pro to be plugged in even if standing up in a dock. We can also see the volume rocker, rear camera and the earphone jack.

The Apple iPad Pro or Apple iPad Plus is expected to have an Apple A8X or Apple A9 chip set inside, and Apple might be offering a stylus as an optional accessory. While there is some hope that we might see this unveiled at WWDC in June, the smart money is betting that Apple will introduce the large-screened slate next fall along with the next iteration of the iPhone.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal said that the iPad Pro would feature a USB 3.0 connector, an optional keyboard and a mouse. Perhaps it is the USB port that is seen in the first picture in the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: VandaagApple.nl (translated), HDBlog.it (translated)

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18 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

a new revolutionary usb

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

got to say i was upset the gs6 did not come with the usb type c if its true looks like apple changed their mind because so much fun was made about the other device with 1 type c and maybe they will up the 480p camera to a 720 lol

17. Simona unregistered

It isnt any usb it is just second lightning..

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

to small for connector

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

or maybe a huge tablet ?? ;)

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Even my 12in tablet doesn't have one that small. Seriously going off even a phone that thing is smaller than any connector...you really think apple is going to go at another connector yet again...

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think that is the new type C connector. It is supposed to be smaller than micro usb and and it looks smaller than lightning as well. And Apple will DEFINITELY go at another connector yet again. Their entire company is based on exploitative measures to make money, I think this one paid off handsomely last time, so why not again?

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This looks shopped.

14. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Yeah, there's no way Apple would put a huge red circle around a connector port like that

4. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Apple proprietary memory card slot?

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

A USB PORT.......THAT'S BLASPHEMY

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

7. seven7dust unregistered

funny, so I guess Jony milled a extra port in this to compensate !!!

8. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

lol, so apple put only one plug in the new macbook, and are putting 2 plugs in an iPad?

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

In iPad it called innovation.....

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Revolutionary!...

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha they added a USB port and called it iPad Pro, and they will charge $200 more because of that! Apple seriously......you suck!

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks like it could be a microUSB port or could it be the new Type C? It's certainly one of the two. Could it be Apple is giving up on expensive usless proprietary ports and using a standard microUSB? Has Apple lost another standard game? Like how SCSI los to Enhanced IDE? Or how Firewire was slaughtered by USB? Or how Intel just exploded PPC?

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