The iPad’s momentum has been seriously slowing down lately, which is why Apple is reportedly trying to give it some fresh life with a massive new 12-inch “iPad Pro” that will supposedly be the closest thing to a tablet-PC hybrid the company has yet released. MacRumors has snagged a leaked photo taken from a Weibo account in China that’s simply labeled “iPad Pro” and that seems to show the manufacturing mold for the device’s rear shell, although MacRumors points out that this pic may be for a dummy unit that isn’t the final version.
Though there’s no definitive way to measure the size of the mold, it does seem to look larger than previous iPads that have been released, which fits in with earlier reports claiming the new device would have a display in the 12-inch range.
Of course, we still don’t know exactly when Apple plans to release this gigantic iPad, if at all. Earlier leaks have indicated that the new iPad will be released in between April and June next year and will have dimensions of 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 millimeters. In comparison, the recently released iPad Air 2 measures in at 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 millimeters, so it looks like the new tablet will be both larger and slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2.