It has been a while since we’ve heard news of the rumored 13-inch iPad Pro. I guess all the hubbub around the iWatch has outshined the rest of Apple’s supposed activities. Today, an image of an aluminum back plate that is being called the backside of the iPad Pro surfaced on NowhereElse.fr.
The image, which looks similar to a manufacturing template, shows a back plate with an iPad logo. The part is definitely larger than the current generation iPad Air. I held my own tablet up as a comparison. Without any kind of measuring tool, I would guess the size to be about two inches taller, but not particularly wider.
The image also shows that the back plate has an indention where the back facing camera goes. There is a second hole where the iPad’s backside microphone port is. The center logo looks to be slightly larger than the current model. However, it is difficult to tell. I’m basing my assumption on a comparison of my thumb next to the logo versus the image.
Apple has been rumored to be working on a larger screen iPad for about a year now. Early musings of the supposed 12.9-inch tablet dubbed it the “iPad maxi,” which is much less eloquent than the current nomenclature.
I used to think that Apple would never make a smaller ipad, and I was wrong. Now, I can’t decide whether I think this iPad Pro rumor is real or not. It seems like a legitimate possibility, but it also doesn’t seem like anyone is interested in a 13-inch tablet is very big right now.