Photos of a case allegedly belonging to the iPad Pro has just been leaked online, and the design of the accessory seems to suggest that the rumors and speculations about the device sporting a new set of stereo speakers may actually hold some substance.
The images come in from Sonny Dickson, who – on his blog – claims to have managed to get hold of some cases of the upcoming 12-inch tablet from Apple – the exact display size is rumored to be between 12.2 to 12.9-inches. We’ve seen some renderings of the iPad Pro in the past, and it is likely that these cases are a product of anticipation and some educated guesses. There have been instances in the past where the final product has complimented such case leaks but we’re not going to hold our breath for this one just yet.
The case’s design indicates that apart from the addition of those stereo speakers, the rest of the button layout on the iPad Pro will be similar to the iPad Air and iPad Air 2.
“The iPad Pro seems to resemble the current iPads with the addition of stereo speakers that are located on the top and bottom of the device. None of its other components such as the iSight camera and Touch ID button seem to have move position.”
Apart from the case leak which points at stereo speakers for the new iPad, a new rumor is trying to establish the materials that would be used in the next iPhone’s construction. The Economic Daily News website is suggesting that the iPhone 6s – or iPhone 7 – will be built using the same aluminum material that’s being used in the Apple Watch Sport’s casing. This 7000 series aluminum, is described by Apple as being 60 percent stronger than standard alloys, and is very light at the same time. Apple managed to avoid a PR disaster with the Bendgate scandal last year after the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus were released, and the company could be looking to avoid such run-ins in the the future with a new alloy.
It would be interesting to see if Apple carries this over to the iPad Pro as well, but the publishing’s history regarding Apple rumors has been sketchy at best, so we’ll advise you to take this news with the usual pinch of salt.