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.
2020 iPad Pro case pic.twitter.com/KblaE2M6Kt
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 24, 2020
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.