New iPad Air Plus design details surface thanks to leaked blueprint

The iPad Air Plus seems to be in the works over at Apple and design details are already starting to leak. As one might imagine, the Cupertino-based company didn’t say anything regarding this upcoming device, but rumor has it that it’s a bigger version of the recently launched iPad Air 2. Apple has apparently been working on this tablet for the past year and will reportedly be ready to unveil it sometime during the second quarter of 2015. This information comes straight from Japan, where the country’s version of the Mac Fan magazine has published a blueprint allegedly showcasing the Apple iPad Air Plus. It goes without saying that it would be wise to take this with a grain of salt for the time being, although the idea itself is certainly interesting, to say the least.

While this is merely a blueprint, we can still learn a thing or two about this supposedly upcoming device from it. One of the first things that immediately catches the eye is the fact that the Apple iPad Air Plus will apparently feature a display that measures no less than 12.2-inches. This is quite a bit bigger that the screen found on the iPad Air 2, which only comes in at 9.7-inches. The article also mentions that the tablet will measure 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 mm, or 12 x 8.7 x .28 inches and that it will feature an Apple A9 processor. Judging by its measurements and display size, the Apple iPad Air Plus seems to be developed as a competitor to the 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet.

Needless to say, the rivalry between Samsung and Apple is already infamous, so it would make sense that the latter would make such a device in order to compete on the large tablet front with the Korean tech giant. However, there is no other evidence to suggest that Apple is indeed working on the iPad Air Plus, so for now we can only speculate on whether this device is actually real or not. In the meantime, make sure you take a look at the leaked blueprint below and tell us what you think in the comments section.