A new Apple iPad Pro render suggests the upcoming tablet would be a 12.9-inch behemoth but with the thinnest form factor and a single USB-C port.
iPad Pro render shares tablet's dimensions:
The latest iPad Pro render comes through @onleaks who keeps quite a strong track record of being on point when it comes to leaks. While we can never be sure of such leaks, this year's multitude of similar other bits and pieces have indicated toward a similar device.
This iPad Pro render mentions a the biggest tablet screen that has come from Apple as yet. At 12.9-inch, iPad Pro carries the dimensions: 9.17 x 12 x 0.28in (or 223 x 306 x 7.2mm). As mentioned in an earlier report as well, Apple's largest iPad Pro will give the users an option to switch to the tablet from a laptop for good. Cupertino based tech company has made other moves in this regard including the development and sales of the new 12-inch MacBook.
With the similar-sized iPad Pro, users will have both the options to either go for the Mac version or the tablet version with no more the need to carry both. Both being the lightest options, portability is kept as the primary focus in these gadgets.
12.9" iPad Pro December 2014 Blueprint (keep in mind some tiny little changes may have been made since that date...) pic.twitter.com/B4gdIpHodA
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) April 30, 2015
The latest iPad Pro blueprint also confirms the four speakers at the bottom and the top edges. Other key design features remain intact. Earlier rumors claimed Apple will fit an A8X processing chip inside the tablet, but it could very well be an A9 chip.
The upcoming iPad Pro is said to be released in December 2015 according to @onleaks; add in a couple of months before and after as launch dates usually don't get a proper hit until we are very close to the dates.
Let's see if this MacBook kind of tablet helps Apple keep the tablets alive in the market.