Upcoming 12" iPad Pro gets drawn in beautiful 3D renders, rumored stylus in tow

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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, as well as its alleged manufacturing mold running for cover somewhere down the rabbit hole of the Foxconn factories agglomerate. Virtual brush master Martin Hajek is at it again, creating the most realistic and beautiful representation of what Apple's upcoming iPad Pro or Plus might look like when it lands some time this spring, based on these leaks. In addition, the rumored stylus that will eventually accompany the tablet, makes a cameo for the first time. The stylus has borrowed the digital crown and biosensors from the Apple Watch, says Martin, and a slider is added for additional tasks.

It is evident that the tablet will be quite a bit bigger than the current 9.7" iPad Air 2, but still we can reasonably expect to see again 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.


source: Martin Hajek

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30 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Looks good But I'll be really disappointed if its not running a touch friendly version of Mac OS X iOS and Android don't even come close to Mac OS X and Windows for 10"+ devices

20. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

It's an apple product, you should be used to dissapointment HEEEYYYOOOO!

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Bezelicious :P

3. Hashed unregistered

So let's not use a stylus. We're going to use the best pointing device in the world. We're going to use a pointing device that we're all born with - born with ten of them. We're going to use our fingers.

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

People also written/painted with fingers , but then they invented the pen...

9. Hashed unregistered

Yes, but apple bashed the stylus idea when they introduced the iphone, now its revolutionary and pro.

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I thought when it came to typing "iPhone" that'd knock some sense into you, I guess I was wrong. Also, Steve Jobs is dead. This is Cook's Apple now.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31622; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple didn't bash the stylus, and neither did Jobs, nothing he said was bashing the stylus, it was simply said to show it wasn't needed on these new wave of devices. At the time the iPhone came out, styluses were a dying tech, and the industry was moving away from them. Major kudos to Samsung for making them important again. Stop using that old, tired, played out dis, and get some new material dude. Let Steve RIP.

19. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It really really sounds like he did. - “Who wants a stylus? You have to get ‘em, put ‘em away, you lose ‘em. Yuch! Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus.” - “God gave us 10 styluses. Let’s not invent another.” and that's just the quotes from phonearena's own article.http://www.phonearena.com/news/5-things-Steve-Jobs-said-Apple-wont-do_id65229

24. Hashed unregistered

You're absolutely right xondk, +1 man, but at least darkjedi's way of reply and discussion was more civilized than that kid android20.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

He didnt bash stylus, he bashed the idea that a stylus should be the primary input device - for which a finger was infinitely more convenient and infinitely more readily available at any given moment. An old type of stylus was required for PDA's as inputting with a finger frequently did not yield accurate results - so a Stylus THEN was mandatory. Steve's ridicule of stylus was about dissing it as a primary necessity for the use on touch screen - dont forget with that in mind he introduced multi-touch which enhanced our interaction with a touch screen a Stylus would never allow... (you're welcome modern smartphone world).... Also, keep in mind that Styli (plural) was always available for iDevices since the inception - apple is just going to introduce their own. Bottom line - would you rather have to pull out your stylus to type a text? or do you prefer your fingers at any given moment?

29. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I want to point out that he did not introduce mult-touch it existed prior to iphone, jobs did what he was good at, namely mixing together various different things and making a cake and being good at selling that cake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DiamondTouch

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yes, though the point is that apple bashed the stylus idea when other phones came with it, loudly proclaiming that the 'best' pointer was the finger and such. And now they are possibly making their own?

10. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Yeah! There is nothing better than the finger to place the cursor into a adress url, text passage or excel box.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

That speaker position will give a nice stereo effect.

5. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Talking about bezels...

6. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

A built-in Chrome, Gmail, and FB?!

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

those bezels are depressing

18. Iodine

Posts: 1504; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Bigger device - higher weight - you need bigger bezels to hold the device comfortably. iPad pro will deffinitelly weight a lot more than the current ultra light 434g iPad Air 2.

11. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Those bezels make me stare at the Xperia Tablet Z.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31622; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very nice, the Jed likes.

21. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

He said, surprising absolutely nobody.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

For the price, I'd take a SP3 of any variety over this. Them bezels oh man lol. For better grip right, can't have anyone dropping their 12 inch phone.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31622; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Quite the lineup coming this year from camp Apple, looking forward to some new goodies.

22. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Yeah, they're going to sell you the same thing they did last year, but this time in a WHOLE NEW SIZE!!!!!!! iOS users, LMAO

23. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Lmfao to.

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Wow, it looks like an iPad.

26. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Wait what? If this doesn't run Mac OSX, how do they expect to compete against the Surface Pro? If Apple thinks the Surface Pro 3 is so successful because of the screen size and "tablet-ness" they have really missed the boat. Surface Pro is successful because it's a full fledged laptop in the form-factor of a tablet!

28. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont think Apple needs to compete with Surface Pro (no one is really buying that, they buy laptops and Apple got a great one already)... Apple is trying new things under Cook, which is what you guys have been criticizing that Apple didn't do before - now youre criticizing that it's giving you more choice. Which is it? Frankly, I'm only interested in Apple's Stylus implementation vs S-pen on Note 4... I doubt anyone can top current S-pen on Note 4, but Apple has surprised us every year, we'll have to see...

30. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

I'm not sure what bubble you are living in, but Surface Pro 3 was one of the few profitable parts of MS last quarter. "Surface revenue was up $211 million or 24 percent, totalling $1.1 billion for the quarter. This growth was driven by the Surface Pro 3, released in June 2014." http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/hardware-surprisingly-strong-windows-weak-as-microsoft-posts-solid-q2/ I am all for new sizes, but early rumors for the iPad Pro was that it would compete with the Surface Pro. If it's just a larger iPad, that is not the case. The tablet market has a ton of different sizes on Android, so Apple really does need to get something larger out.

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