MacRumors has today posted a picture from China’s Weibo microblogging site that is said to be of some sort of mould for either the rear shell of the rumoured iPad Pro, or possibly for a dummy unit for a case manufacturer.
The photo is not particularly good quality, so it’s very hard to glean much more from it other than the most basic details, but as MacRumors notes, you can just about detect the faintest outline of an Apple logo in the middle of the mould, exactly where you’d expect to find the Apple logo on an iPad.
There also appears to be some sort of indentation in the top left-hand corner, possibly for the rear camera, but again, it’s very hard to tell for sure. And while there is no precise indication of the size of the tablet that would fit the mould, it certainly looks to be bigger than the iPad Air.
If recent rumours that Apple plans to release the larger iPad Pro sometime between April and June are to be believed, then this could be around the time that you might expect case dummies to start appearing.