New, leaked cases and design renders have revealed the potential design of Apple’s 10.5″ iPad Pro, showing an iterative design with smaller bezels.
Apple has widely been tipped to release a new, 10.5″ iPad Pro with greatly reduced bezels at this year’s WWDC conference in June, and now leaked cases and design renders have seemingly pictured the tablet in earnest for the first time.
A series of concepts, produced by Benjamin Geskin for iDrop News, shows an iPad Pro that may yet be as wide as its predecessors but might benefit from a taller form factor than previous models have possessed. Read: 7s, 7s Plus, and 8: Are these the iPhones we can expect this year?
According to the leaks, however, those of us who’re waiting for a slimmer, near bezel-less iPad may be disappointed. Previous rumours have indicated that Apple’s forthcoming 10.5″ iPad might benefit from the same edge-to-edge display the iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) might benefit from, though the renders pictured thus far have apparently nixed that possibility.
The 10.5″ iPad Pro will, apparently, carry 7mm side bezels in place of an edge-to-edge display, while both the tablet’s top forehead and bottom chin will measure in at 19mm.
Another iterative change is that despite the apparent presence of a quad stereo speaker setup as found on both the 9.7″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro, the 10.5″ model will seemingly move its microphone placement to towards the upper back side of the device.
The slate is expected to be one of Apple’s headlining hardware revelations at WWDC, next to the likes of a Siri-powered smart speaker and iOS 10 as well as macOS 10.13. Read: Apple is reportedly preparing new MacBooks for release
What are your thoughts? Does Apple’s new iPad Pro offer enough to tempt you to purchase the tablet, or has your interest in the line waned in recent years? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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