Since one version of the iPad has become smaller (the iPad mini) and one version of the  iPhone has become larger (the iPhone 6 Plus), it’s become harder to tell them apart. But not for much longer.

Rumor has it that Apple is gearing up to launch the “iPad Pro,” or “iPad Air Plus,” a larger iPad with a 12.2-inch display — at least that’s what Mac Fan, an Apple magazine from Japan, claims. The device is reportedly slated for a release sometime between April and June 2015.

The tablet, which is said to be 12 inches by 8.7 inches, will also have a new A9 processor, dual top and bottom speakers, and will look a lot like Apple’s iPad Air and iPad mini, according to MacRumors.

Screenshot of Mac Fan report

Above: Screenshot of Mac Fan report, via MacRumors

Image Credit: Screen shot

Apple may also be developing an iPad mini 4, which will look much like the newest iPad Air, according to Mac Fan and MacRumors. The iPad mini 4 is also rumored to appear between April and June of next year.

This is not the first that we’ve heard of a possible larger iPad — rumors of a 12.9-inch tablet surfaced last year, and a report this past August continued to keep them alive. However, this new Mac Fan report is pegging the display size to be slightly smaller.


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