Mac Otakara has picked up from Japanese magazine Mac Fan and printed what could be the schematic diagrams of the long rumored iPad Air Plus/iPad Pro including the lowdown on the latest of Apple’s iDevice.
The drawings taken from the upcoming January issue of the said magazine shows a big-screened Apple tablet, which may or may not be the rumored iPad Air Plus/iPad Pro, has a dimension of 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches and depicts a 12.2-inch LCD display which is contrary to the 12.9-inch screen which some quarters earlier said the next Apple tablet will have.
Aside from the 12.2- inch screen size, the report further claims that the rumored iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus will be powered by the new A9 processor – a leap from the A8X processor that is under the hood of the current premier high-end line of iPad Air 2. This bit of information is contrary to previous rumors that the large-screened iPad Pro will still sport the same A8X chip used in the iPad Air 2. Aside from this supposed major update, the rumored device will have both improved dual top and bottom speaker grills. The iPad Pro / iPad Air Plus will follow the design lines of the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini with slimmer side bezels and thinner profiles.
The magazine also mentioned that Apple may be working on the next iteration of the smallest iPad sibling, the iPad Mini 4. This time, this latest update to the Mini will include a processor upgrade (probably the A8X), and a svelte design akin to the current slew of iPad Air 2. Mac Fan also mentioned that when the iPad Mini 4 is released, Apple will then discontinue the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Mini, further streamlining the Cupertino Firm’s tablet line.
The report is confident that both the iPad Pro/iPad Air Plus and the iPad Mini 4 will be unleashed by the second quarter of 2015, which is in line with other current rumors of the tablets’ release. This targeted release period may come true as KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo inferred that apple will not start manufacturing the iPad Pro/iPad Air Plus until the second quarter of 2015 as the Fruit Company focuses its resources in filling the overwhelming demand for its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.