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Designer imagines the stunning 12.9-inch iPad Pro that could have been

Zach Epstein
March 17th, 2014 at 4:08 PM
iPad Pro Photos

Last week, a report stated that Apple has decided to scrap its efforts to launch a larger “iPad Pro” tablet. The much rumored 12.9-inch iPad tablet was reportedly set to bridge the gap between the iPad Air and Apple’s MacBook lineup, but apparently it won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon. Apple fans saddened by the news were left wondering what might have been, and now they have a fairly believable mock-up to cry over.

Created by a designer at, the iPad Pro seen above imagines what an iPad with a 12.9-inch display might have looked like. The answer, of course, is that it might have looked like an iPad with a 9.7-inch display… but bigger.

The key difference on this concept is that the 3,072 x 2,304-pixel screen on the iPad Pro reaches all the way to the side edges of the tablet. The result certainly looks sleek, but there are obvious usability downsides that suggest Apple probably would have left some bezel on the sides if it was going to launch a larger iPad.’s render also includes a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button, which we can likely look forward to on new iPad models that debut this year.

Additional images of this stunning (but imaginary) iPad Pro follow below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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