After rumors related to a potential iPad Pro launch have taken a short break, we're back with an interesting report coming from a Chinese website and being spotted first by the NoWhereElse.fr publication. The above screenshot that you see is said to showcase an industrial prototype of the upcoming 12.9-inch "iPad Pro". What we see appears to be only the purported case which is said to be a reference for creating cases and other accessories. The source mentions that it is made out of aluminum.
The exact size of the prototype is impossible to judge from the photo, but it seems to have a bigger size than your regular iPad tablet. The leaked image doesn't disclose virtually no other details, besides the carved in Apple logo and the top right positioned camera of an unknown capacity. If Apple indeed launches an iPad Pro with a size of 12.9-inch, then it would be similar in size to a 13-inch MacBook Air, so it could cannibalize the sales of Apple's popular tablet.
Where most of the rumors seem to agree is that the iPad Pro could adopt many of the same design elements offered in the current iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, which includes an ultrathin chassis and narrow side bezels. Even if Apple doesn't launch it this year, there are still big chances that we might see it in 2015. Of course, there's also a big chance that Apple will never launch, but until we don't get the official confirmation or denial, all that we can do is to speculate.