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Rumor: Apple's jumbo 'iPad Pro' allegedly shown in spy shots with potential second port

As has become a rite of passage for rumored Apple products, the company's long buzzed-about 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" was allegedly shown off in a series of photos posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Monday, suggesting that it could house a USB type-C port or a second Lightning connector.




A trio of oddly diminutive shots, first noted by HDBlog.it, depict an iPad-like device with what appears to be a solid Apple logo inlaid on its rear. A camera and microphone hole sit in the upper-right, next to a pair of switches set into the curve of the right edge.

The left side holds a slot that could be for a USB type-C or Lightning connector, while the bottom left is home to a headphone jack and iPhone 6-style speaker grille.

It's difficult to discern the scale of the device, as there is no object nearby for reference, and none of the shots show its full length. Additionally, it's unclear if it actually houses any components or is simply a shell.

Relatively little is known about the rumored jumbo iPad, though it is believed to ship with an A8X processor and could also feature USB expansion ports, new fast charging technology, and a stylus. Production is said to have been delayed until this fall thanks to yield issues with the display, which is the latest Apple device rumored to sport Sharp's IGZO technology.