Alleged CAD renders of Apple 12.9-inch iPad Air surface online; Shows off new camera design

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An iPad Air with a 12.9-inch display is said to be in the works. Apple hasn't announced any details about the new tablet yet, but before that, some CAD (computer-aided design) renders have been leaked online, offering a glimpse of the possible design of the iPad Air. The design language of the upcoming model appears to be similar to the existing 10.9-inch iPad Air (2022), with a slightly redesigned rear camera unit. It appears to have a slim body, a Touch ID button, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.

91Mobiles shared CAD renders of the alleged 12.9-inch iPad Air. They suggest a slim body and all-screen design for the tablet. It is seen with a speaker unit at the top and bottom, a power button at the top, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The tablet appears to have the same Touch ID button as previous iPad Air models.

The 12.9-inch iPad Air appears to have a redesigned pill-shaped rear camera unit that bulges out at the back. This new design resembles the rear camera unit of the iPhone X. The current iPad Air has a circular camera cutout on the back.

Multiple sources have claimed that Apple is planning to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad Air around March this year. Apart from the larger display size, the tablet is expected to be powered by Apple's M2 chip and may feature an OLED screen. The current iPad Air has a 10.9-inch display. The new big-screen iPad Air will match the screen size of the iPad Pro display.

In addition to the new iPad Air, Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Pro lineup with OLED displays by June. They can run on the latest M3 chip.


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