Apple is expected to introduce a new model to its iPad lineup with a 12+-inch iPad Pro. An image of what is reportedly a third party case for the tablet has made its way online.

Tech enthusiasts are always trying to figure out what's next from companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC and others.

Samsung is rumored to be holding a press conference on March 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the company is expected to take a page out of its Galaxy Note 4 launch, which included the Galaxy Note Edge. This time around, Samsung will debut the successor to the Galaxy S5 with the Galaxy S6 and also offer a device similar to the curved display Galaxy Note Edge in what is rumored to be the Galaxy S6 Edge.

All eyes are on HTC for its March 1 press event that will kick of Mobile World Congress and where the company is widely expected to unveil its new flagship HTC One M9 and 5.5-inch HTC One M9 Plus phablet.

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook just confirmed that the company's first and highly-anticipated smartwatch, the Apple Watch will begin to ship in April and the company is rumored to debut a super slim 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display soon after.

Those two devices aren't the only new hardware in Apple's pipeline. The company is reportedly working on a larger screen iPad for the last couple of years. The slate has been called the iPad Pro and iPad Air Plus and is said to have a display between 12.2 and 12.9-inches. We recently reported that an image of the mold for the device was leaked online and now a third party case for the slate has appeared.

Third party case manufacturers are notorious for revealing the final design of unannounced devices. If the images posted by are legit, the iPad Pro will apparently include dual-stereo speakers along the bottom of the slate, along with its Lightning port. The rest of the button placements match the current iPad Air 2.

As always it's best to take reports of popular unannounced devices from companies like Apple with a huge grain of salt. Stay tuned.

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