Apple is gearing up to release its next generation iPad, bigger in size at 12.2-inch and the release is slated for June 2015, said Japanese magazine Mac Fan, dedicated to Apple gadgets, in its new edition published on November 28, 2014. It said a “full-scale blue print of 12.2 inch LCD tablet iPad Air Plus” is on the anvil in its new issue of the magazine priced 700 yen and is available online to buy the PDF format.
The magazine can be bought online HERE.
The magazine attributed to a leaked blueprint of the 12.2-inch iPad Air Plus that reveals the next-generation Apple tablet will be 305.31 x 220.8 x 7mm in size, powered by A9 processor, besides four built-in speakers on the edges of it for stereo sound effect. The MacFan also reported that the new device will be launched between April and June 2015.
In fact, Mac Fan had earlier leaked similar key information about the resolution of the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus, much before its launch though some of its claims on other specs like size of the phone turned out to be untrue.
Another Japanese publication, Macotakara has published the English version of the leaks and added the fact that the iPad Air Plus or iPad Pro will feature a 12.2″ display with multiple speakers on edges. The report also said that the iPad Air Plus will be slightly thicker than iPad Air 2 at 6.9mm and 7.1mm.
Mac Fan has also reported that the iPad mini 4 will be powered by Apple’s existing A8X processor and sports a new, thinner design, that will replace the iPad mini and iPad mini 3.
Macotakara said, “Mac Fan tells about iPad mini 4 also. They told that this new small iPad will be powered with A8X processor and be same design with iPad Air 2. Pad mini and iPad mini 3 will be removed from Apple’s line-up,” and claimed that “This resembles the content that Macotakara conveyed before.”
”Mac Fan 2015年1月号の誌面に、12.2インチ液晶ディスプレイが搭載されたiPad Air Plusとされる原寸大図面が掲載されています。サイズは、305.31 x 220.8 x 7 mmで、A9プロセッサが搭載され、2015年４月〜6月に発売されると伝えています。 スピーカーが四方に搭載され、どんな向きでも左右のスピーカーによるステレオ再生が可能になるようです。また、A8Xプロセッサを搭載し、iPad Air 2と同じデザインを採用したiPad mini 4も発売され、iPad mini、iPad mini 3は無くなるとも伝えています”