What you need to know
- Target may have accidentally leaked the new 2021 11-inch iPad Pro.
- A customer found a case from Speck that refers to the new device.
Target may have accidentally leaked that Apple is releasing its new 11-inch iPad Pro this spring.
In a post on Reddit, user nanosplitter21 posted a photo of a new iPad case from Speck that he found at a local Target. The information on the case specifies that it was designed for the 2021 11-inch iPad. He also noted that, when he attempted to purchase the case, he was told that it should not have been on the shelf and that it would not be available until April 6.
While the Speck case does not say it is specifically for the expected 11-inch iPad Pro, it is all but certain. Apple just released the new iPad Air in the fall, and the case refers to that device separately, so it is unlikely to be a new generation of that device. A base-model iPad is also unlikely, as reports so far have said that the new iPad will feature a 10.5-inch display. Of course, Speck could just be rounding up, but that seems less likely. Granted, I would jump at a base-model 11-inch iPad that looks like the iPad Air and iPad Pro that came before it.
If you're not too concerned about the new iPad or iPad Pro rumors and are on the hunt for an iPad right now, check out our list of the Best iPad in 2021.
What is most likely is that the case is referring to the refresh of the 11-inch iPad Pro, which is expected to feature a Mini-LED display, 5G connectivity, and a new processor. Apple is rumored to be hosting an event on March 23, so we may all soon find out what Target accidentally leaked.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.