I’m expecting to see many images this week of gadgets which don’t exist outside of Photoshop, but the most interesting one didn’t come from the show floor. Earlier today Nowwhereelse.fr posted what they claim is an image of the corner of the next iPad.
Many Apple bloggers, analysts, and pundits believe that Apple is one day going to release a larger iPad, and now there is a grainy photo which proves them right. Feast your eyes on this:
Yes, folks, the next iPad will have a corner. Stop the presses.
Mark this day, folks; Apple coverage has moved beyond coverage of every rumor, fevered speculation, and analyst’s guess. We’re now in the realm of posting Bigfoot photos and UFO abduction stories.
Snarking aside, this image does look a little like an unverified leak from back in November. That leak purported to reveal the design schematic for the iPad Pro,and included details like 4 speaker (2 on the upper and two on the lower edge).
And that earlier leak could be what inspired this image, just like new photos of the Loch ness Monster have been inspired by that one photo from 1934.
Needless to say, I don’t think this photo is legit. While I believe that Apple is working on an iPad Pro (it would fit with their hardware strategy to date), I want more substance with a leak or rumor before I take it seriously.