New iPad Pro Case Leaks Look Pretty Legit

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Photo Source: Ben Geskin on Twitter

Before new Apple devices arrive, we usually start to see some evidence of production from the supply chain. It may be photos, diagrams or descriptions, but they usually show up once a device is in open production and out in front of more people. All it takes is one with a smartphone and a free moment.

A second reliable source that has emerged over the last few years is case leaks. Case manufacturers go all out to get their hands on the specs and designs of new Apple devices early so they can be one of the first to market. They know Apple device owners are interested in protection and that most iPhone and iPad users have cases. Even if it’s just as a temporary stand-in, I always get a case along with a new device if I don’t have an existing one that will work. Sounds like the case manufacturers know what they are doing.

Now we have a case leak for the upcoming iPad Pro (or Pros) that lines up very well with previous device rumors.

We’ve been hearing that the new iPad Pros would have the same triple camera setup as the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max since last Fall. Now we see some evidence that a case manufacturer believes Apple is headed that direction, as well. Considering that they often pay bounties for this kind of information and that the source of these images is known for having good industry contacts who feed him leaks, I think this case is probably legit.

If we are at the point of seeing case mockups for a device, then that means new hardware is coming soon. In this instance, it looks like Apple’s upcoming event will take place in the next four to five weeks, likely the last week of March. We may not know too much about the new Pros beyond the cameras, but this case makes that look like a done deal at this point.

One thing we can’t tell from this image is the size of the iPad Pro. Without any context or outside frame of reference, there’s no way to see if it’s an 11″, a 12.9″ or if Apple may be looking to try out a new size, as one rumor supposed. I guess we will have to wait a little while longer to get more info on size. However, the fact that we have a legit looking case leak is just one more piece of evidence that a new iPad Pro is definitely coming soon.

James Rogers

I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.

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4 thoughts on “New iPad Pro Case Leaks Look Pretty Legit”

  1. But it looks like a snap-in case. It’s not like Apple to use snap-ins for the iPads. Usually they use magnetic connections. But I hope the new iPads come out soon! Been waiting!

    1. This leak isn’t of an Apple case. This is a third party case. Probably the inexpensive type you see all over Amazon.

      What I was saying is that third party manufacturers pay bounties for supply chain intel on new Apple devices so they can have cases manufactured and in stock at launch. Seeing this means the new camera rumors for the iPad Pro are likely real. Real enough for a case manufacturer to at least test the design, if not run production based on it.

      1. Ahhhh, my bad!!! I had a couple of the 3rd gen cases and sold them because I was too sure that they would upgrade the next gen iPad Pros with the new camera system. Honestly, the thing I”m most excited about is the power upgrade. I imagine the processors are going to be remarkable!!! And I hope the screen actually goes from edge to edge this time.

        1. The strange thing this time is that the Pros will come out before the next iPhone. So the processor will be an A13X. We won’t get a 5nm A14X unless they do another update to the Pro later this Fall after the iPhone. Apple hasn’t done that before, but we shall see.

          The new Pros will still be the most powerful iOS-based device with an A13X, though.

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