Apple’s widely rumoured to be working on an update to its Face ID-equipped iPad Pro models which are expected to launch this fall. Ahead of the launch, a new image of a “final design mockup” of the device claims the hardware will include an iPhone 11 Pro-style rear triple-lens camera system.
The supposed leak, courtesy of tech blogging site Sonny Dickson, is said to come from a source that has apparently been “repeatedly reliable about previous iPad hardware.”
The site claims the new iPad model will lack the glass camera bump found on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
We’ve obtained a final design mockup of Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro hardware from a source that has repeatedly been reliable about previous iPad hardware, showing Apple’s new camera hardware as featured on the iPhone 11 Pro gracing their upcoming refreshed lineup of iPads.
A visual inspection of the alleged iPad mockup leads to believe Apple will continue using the “iPad” branding on the rear of the device following the removal of “iPhone” from the latest-generation iPhone 11/iPhone 11 Pro, and that the hardware has its Smart Connector towards the base.
The hardware is extremely similar to what is featured on the iPhone 11 Pro, and is expected to offer the same benefits to creative video professionals. The design is a nod to Apple’s intent to offer pro users of the iPad a device on which they can comfortably shoot and edit 4K quality video all from one device, offering the freedom to take their setups on the go without a bundle of extra hardware attached to a Mac.
Adding a triple-lens camera system on the iPad Pro would allow for creatives to shoot and edit 4K quality video all from the iPad, without the need of extra hardware, such as a MacBook.