Schematics for 12.9-inch "iPad Air Plus" emerge with rumored Q2 2014 launch

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November is typically a slow time for Apple rumors, what with most of the focus centering on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on existing products. Still, an interesting report recently surfaced over at the Japanese-language Mac Fan magazine.

Relayed by Macotakara, Mac Fan has published schematics it claims are for the rumored 12.2-inch iPad Pro. Interestingly, though, the magazine refers to it is as the ipad Air Plus. As for other details, the magazine claims it may ship with an as of yet unreleased A9 processor and four speakers for enhanced sound quality. As for a release date, the magazine points to a Q2 launch window falling somewhere in between April and June of 2015.

Notably, the report also claims that Apple has plans to discontinue the iPad Mini 3. This is an interesting tidbit given that the iPad Mini 3 essentially saw almost no upgrade, save of course for the addition of Touch ID. That said, perhaps Apple is planning a quick upgrade to the iPad Mini 4, perhaps similar to how Apple released the fourth-gen iPad shortly after releasing the third-gen iPad.

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