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New leak may reveal the first case for Apple’s biggest iPad yet

iPad Air Plus Rumor: Leaked Case

Apple is widely expected to launch an even bigger iPad this year: A 12-inch device that’s tentatively being called the iPad Air Plus or the iPad Pro. Many reports and image leaks have already provided various details about the tablet so far, and French publication Nowhereelse on Thursday published a leaked image of what appears to be a protective case for the bigger tablet.

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It’s clear from the cutouts in this alleged iPad case that it’s not made for the existing iPad Air 2 model. The tablet accessory has four cutouts placed symmetrically in the four corners of the device, which could reveal speaker placements for the device. Previous reports did suggest the bigger iPad will provide a better sound experience by having two speakers on both the top and bottom sides.

Other cutouts seem to match current design elements of the iPad Air 2, including the top standby button, the rear camera placements, and volume buttons. There also appears to be a special cutout on the right side of the case, placed in the middle, whose purpose is not clear.

The image shared by Nowhereelse, and obtained from a reliable source, follows below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.