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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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posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:20 3

1. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 11:34 1

20. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:27 6

2. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Bezelicious :P

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:38 1

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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:56 2

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

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 05:36

9. Hashed (unregistered)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 06:08

12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 06:47 1

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 09:26 1

19. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 12:40

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.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:52

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?

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:27

29. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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.


posted on 26 Jan 2015, 06:10 1

13. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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?

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 05:39

10. KyleRiemen (Posts: 140; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:41

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

That speaker position will give a nice stereo effect.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:47 3

5. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 311; Member since: 13 May 2014)

Talking about bezels...

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 03:49

6. ABC_123 (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 04:37 1

8. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

those bezels are depressing

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 09:07

18. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 05:45 1

11. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)

Those bezels make me stare at the Xperia Tablet Z.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 06:48

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Very nice, the Jed likes.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 11:36

21. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)

He said, surprising absolutely nobody.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 07:04

16. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 07:22

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 12:07 1

22. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 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

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 12:28 1

23. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)

Lmfao to.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 16:00

25. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Wow, it looks like an iPad.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 17:16

26. JayFiveAlive (Posts: 67; Member since: 30 May 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!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:59

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...

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 11:31

30. JayFiveAlive (Posts: 67; Member since: 30 May 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."


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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