iPhone Hacks reports that an employee at a local Target Store in the United States mistakenly put a new 11-inch iPad Pro case on display, ahead of the device’s launch. The customer who shared the image of the case on Reddit said that when he went to pay for the case, he was told it was not for sale.
In March 2020 Apple launched the 11-inch iPad Pro model, starting at $899. However, only a month later it was rumored that the company would launch a new 11-inch variant at an affordable price in the second half of the year. Since the alleged tablet was said to cheaper than the present Pro model in the same size, therefore, it was only called an iPad.
Reddit user discovers new 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) case at Target Store
The discovered case was manufactured by Sparks. Although the case did not have much detail of the product, it does mention that is for the 2021 iPad model. More interestingly, at the billing counter, the Reddit user was told that the product should not have been on the shelf before 4/06.
Now that can either be a new variant of the current 11-inch Pro model or a completely new model. The users wrote,
A Redditor has uploaded a picture of a new case from Speck discovered at the local Target shop. The case cover has a lot of information on it and also mentions it is designed for 11-inch iPad. When the customer approached billing counter he was informed the case is not for sale and it should not have been on the shelf. In other words, the Target employee mistakingly stocked the case.
Target leaked the new iPad to me, when I tried to buy this case it errored and said “This item can’t be sold until 4/06” and an employee told me that item shouldn’t have been on the floor yet.
Apple is expected to hold a virtual launch event by March 23 to launch the new tablet line-up including the 12.9- inch iPad Pro with the mini-LED display.