Date: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, 08:18
Category: Hardware, iPad, Rumor
Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro is thought to be similar to the 12.9-inch version of the tablet, but it may boast a superior camera to the larger model.
Source close to the story have indicated that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro may feature a 12 megapixel rear camera comparable to the sensor in the iPhone 6s. The 12.9-inch model that shipped this past November has an eight megapixel rear camera.
Given that the smaller display yields a more portable form-factor, it would make sense for Apple to promote improved photography on its 9.7-inch tablet. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s predecessor, the iPad Air 2, includes an eight megapixel rear camera. Like all recent iPad models, the new version will include a FaceTime HD camera on the front above the display. Like the 6s, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro would also record 4K video.
The 9.7-inch tablet is thought to essentially be a smaller version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with an A9X processor, screen technology that supports the Apple Pencil, quad speakers, and a Smart Connector. Apple is also readying an optimized Smart Keyboard cover. The new iPad Pro model is also expected to include an updated display that features brightness and anti-glare improvements over the iPad Air 2.
Sources expect the new iPad to debut on March 21st alongside the 4-inch iPhone SE and new Apple Watch models.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.