Is This Proof of the 12.9″ iPad Maxi?

Rumors iPad-Pro-Maquette[1]circulated last year that Apple was working on a larger iPad, possibly with either a 12.9″ or a 13.3″ screen, but it wasn’t until today that any real proof existed to show that the rumors were real.

A new photo was posted to Weibo earlier today which appears to show an aluminum mold carved in the shape of a larger iPad. As you can see in the photo, Apple’s logo and the camera can be seen in the aluminum block. According to my source, if it is real then this would likely be used to protective shells for the iPad Maxi.

So is this real? I don’t know, but it is not implausible. I fully expect that Apple will seek to bolster their flagging tablet sales by releasing a larger iPad, and this mold might be used to make accessories.

I’m also told that this picture came from the same Weibo account which posted a photo of a similar  aluminum mold for the iPhone 6 (the one with a 4.7″ screen), and that does make this image more plausible.

Would you buy an iPad Maxi if you could?





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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Guillaume16 May, 2014

    I believe that a 13″ is the best size to read “full-size PDF”, and so I’m interested in an ipad Maxi.

    I also believe that currently, I won’t use it enough to justifiy to spend as much as I fear it’s going to cost.

  2. Syn16 May, 2014

    Apple for the most part has the polish, the build quality and lets not leave out the massive collection of tablet Apps. Yet, I find I use my Galaxy Note 12.2, Note 8.0 or even my Asus Note 8 more. Why? The pen! I still can’t get over all the work around or writing with your finger to sign documents or take notes. I don’t want a work around.

    I want a Wacom.

    Or, at the very least, something on Par with Wacom. It has to be native, no dongles no Bluetooth etc. And its for this very reason Samsung has taken my money the last few years. When Apple gets on board and stop letting their 3rd party partners put out mediocre pens, and make a Apple quality pen I’d want to use, then I’ll upgrade in a heart beat.

    So yes, I love my 12.2 Galaxy Note. But Apple needs to up the multitasking and give me a freaking pen. Then I’d buy.

  3. Greg Figueroa18 May, 2014

    Sorry, this sounds like a joke or a bad name. You guys know that women have Maxi Pads. This could be a hoax.

    1. Nate Hoffelder18 May, 2014

      I gave it the name iPad Maxi as a joke. Most people call this rumored device the iPad Pro.


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