Another Purported 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New Photos

French website Nowhereelse.fr has shared new photos for another possible third-party case for the so-called "iPad Pro" tablet. The black protective cover has cutouts for a Lightning connector, rear-facing camera and microphone, volume rocker, mute switch and power button, consistent with previous iPad Air and iPad mini designs. The case does not have a cutout on the left side like the purported iPad Pro case that surfaced last month, nor does it have speaker cutouts due to having a different design that leaves the top and bottom edges exposed.

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This second third-party case appears to originate from a Chinese accessory maker that also makes cases for the iPad Air 2, providing yet another side-by-side comparison of how much larger the iPad Pro could be alongside current iPad models. The veracity of the source is questionable, but this case is largely consistent with past leaks. The photos lack an object for size reference, but the case does appear to be large enough to house the iPad Pro, which has been rumored to feature a 12.2-inch to 12.9-inch screen.

iPad Pro Case vs iPad Air 2
A lack of physical hardware and component leaks for the oft-rumored iPad Pro has resulted in these third-party cases providing the clearest hints about the sizing, features, and design of the 12-inch tablet. The iPad Pro is rumored to feature a triple-core A8X or A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and Touch ID, and may ship with an optional stylus. Multiple reports claim that Apple will begin to mass produce the iPad Pro, also referred to as the "iPad Air Plus," in the first half of 2015. Another report claims that the tablet could launch between April and June.

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Top Rated Comments

surfingarbo Avatar
122 months ago
At least it's not rumoured to be a case for a car door.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
122 months ago
Can't wait for that 3x3 folder grid on the iPad Pro!!!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teslo Avatar
122 months ago
If the iPad Pro is real, what is the point of such a device? Especially if Apple also releases and 12 Inch Air. Just seems incredibly stupid.
"i can't see the point of consumer devices evolving into more capable devices."

that's what you and countless others say. and you're all incredibly unimaginative.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yossi Avatar
122 months ago
I'll wait for the iPad Pro Mini :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
122 months ago
The form factor looks to be the same as the current iPad, simply larger.

I would love to hear from Apple and even speculation here, what applications and uses this would be suited towards? Would everything we do now be better on this iPad, if we are at home and can have a large device? Or would some applications and uses still be better on Air 2? Or would Air 2 only be needed for a bit more portability?

At this point, it's hard for me to know what would be best for me.

i would expect another row of icons on the spring board as well as inside the folder layout (folder bit is most likely wishful thinking) . on top of it you will have a whole new experience using it in landscape mode being able to read more at once than ever before.


(I may or may not be kidding)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marf1million Avatar
122 months ago
I would jump at a larger screened iPad. I use my iPad all the time for reading sheet music and it's almost perfect for it, just sometimes it can seem a little on the small side. A bigger screen would be ideal.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)