Apple is all set to host an event for the launch of its new iPad lineup. The event was earlier expected to be held this month but it is now speculated that the event will take place on April 4. If rumors turn out to be true, Apple will be launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model, 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 models and a 7.9-inch iPad Pro model at the said event. A tweet shared online now reveals the alleged case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
This tweet comes from a Spanish accessory distributor named Marc Alonso who shared the information along with the images of the case. Alonso claims to have received files of a case which turns out to be the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model. The tweet further mentions that the official graphics of the case are said to be pending since the official announcement by Apple hasn t taken place yet. Some features of the case are detailed in the image which includes resistant rigid back shell to provide optimum protection, and a built-in front cover that can be converted into 2 different positions. Furthermore, the alleged 10.5-inch iPad Pro case is made of anti-slip material.
Nuevo iPad Pro de 10,5″ confirmado?
Acabo de recibir esto…
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Marc Alonso (@MARC_intosh) March 6, 2017
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro has so far been the highlight amongst the expected iPad models as it is expected to feature a bezel-less display, thereby ditching the Home button. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is expected to feature the same footprint as the present 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but Apple will retain the top bezel for the FaceTime camera. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is also expected to be 7.5mm thick, which could be due to the possible addition of pressure-sensitive technology along with support for Apple Pencil. It is also reported that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will feature Apple s new A10X processor. ALSO READ: Apple Pencil holder for iPads, iPhones detailed in new patent application
As for the remaining iPad models, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 model could feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone display akin to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The True Tone display uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors which adapts the color and intensity of the display and accordingly matches the light in the surrounding environment. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is also said to feature the A10X processor under its hood. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 model, on the other hand, is expected to be powered by the A9X chip, hinting at a lower pricing.
The 7.9-inch iPad Pro model is expected to feature a Smart Connector, True Tone display, and four speakers. For photography, the 7.9-inch iPad Pro model could sport a 12-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera with True Tone flash. The new iPad Pro lineup will also reportedly gain quad microphones. Reports claim that Apple will start shipping the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model in May, whereas the other models will ship as early as this month.
The upcoming Apple event is also expected to launch other products. First up is a 128GB storage variant of the iPhone SE. Apple is also expected to introduce red color variants for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. A new band for the Apple Watch is also expected at the event. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone SE successor may not launch in early 2017: Report
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