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Apple's next-generation iPad could gain a dual-lens rear camera while the next iPad Pro range could get a triple-lens array, according to a rumor out of China.

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Japanese blog Mac Otakara cited a Chinese supply source over the weekend claiming the fourth-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro devices will get the same multi-sensor array widely rumored to be coming to Apple's next iPhone range this year.

Meanwhile, Apple's rumored new version of its entry-level iPad - a device with a slightly bigger 10.2-inch screen than the existing 9.7-inch model - will inherit the dual lens setup currently seen in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

The new iPads will launch in October, claims Mac Otakara's source, who also said that diagrams of related accessories are "floating around," but they declined to specify whether they are Apple accessories or third-party ones.

Apple hasn't used dual-lens rear camera modules in any iPad, let alone triple-lens arrays, so bringing the multi-sensor systems to three new models in the same year would be a first for the company.

In a February research note, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple plans to release two new iPad Pro models, a 10.2-inch iPad, and a refreshed iPad mini this year. A month later, Apple released an upgraded iPad mini in March alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Air.

Apple hasn't updated its third-generation iPad Pro lineup since October 2018 and its 9.7-inch entry-level iPad since March 2018, so we can reliably expect both to get some sort of refresh soon. Whether they will have the sort of multi-sensor cameras that are usually the preserve of smartphones is a different matter.

Rumors suggest Apple's next-generation 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones will feature triple-lens rear cameras (with wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses), while the successor to the iPhone XR will feature a dual-lens camera with a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

Article Link: Triple-Lens Rear Cameras Rumored for Next iPad Pro Range, Dual-Lens for New Entry-Level iPad
 

007p

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If true, the iPad Pro's life cycle has been reduced significantly. Weren't we expecting these Spring 2020 at the earliest?

Yes, but if this is the case the update is most likely minor as well. A new camera and A13X is hardly something that will get a lot of 2018 iPad Pro owners to upgrade. I know they won’t be the main target but still worth pointing out.

I’m very happy if this the majority of the changes in this case as it means I’ll have no desire to upgrade :D
 
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halluxsinister

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Apple's next-generation iPad could gain a dual-lens rear camera while the next iPad Pro range could get a triple-lens array, according to a rumor out of China.

dual-triple-lens-camera-2019-ipad-rumor-mac-otakara.jpg

Japanese blog Mac Otakara cited a Chinese supply source over the weekend claiming the fourth-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro devices will get the same multi-sensor array widely rumored to be coming to Apple's next iPhone range this year.

Meanwhile, Apple's rumored new version of its entry-level iPad - a device with a slightly bigger 10.2-inch screen than the existing 9.7-inch model - will inherit the dual lens setup currently seen in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

The new iPads will launch in October, claims Mac Otakara's source, who also said that diagrams of related accessories are "floating around," but they declined to specify whether they are Apple accessories or third-party ones.

Apple hasn't used dual-lens rear camera modules in any iPad, let alone triple-lens arrays, so bringing the multi-sensor systems to three new models in the same year would be a first for the company.

In a February research note, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple plans to release two new iPad Pro models, a 10.2-inch iPad, and a refreshed iPad mini this year. A month later, Apple released an upgraded iPad mini in March alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Air.

Apple hasn't updated its third-generation iPad Pro lineup since October 2018 and its 9.7-inch entry-level iPad since March 2018, so we can reliably expect both to get some sort of refresh soon. Whether they will have the sort of multi-sensor cameras that are usually the preserve of smartphones is a different matter.

Rumors suggest Apple's next-generation 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones will feature triple-lens rear cameras (with wide-angle, super wide-angle, and telephoto lenses), while the successor to the iPhone XR will feature a dual-lens camera with a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

Article Link: Triple-Lens Rear Cameras Rumored for Next iPad Pro Range, Dual-Lens for New Entry-Level iPad
And to make room for all these cameras that iPads don’t need because no one wants to look so goofy taking pictures with an IPAD, Apple plans to remove the headphone jack. Just watch.
 
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newyorksole

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Yes, but if this is the case the update is most likely minor as well. A new camera and A13X is hardly something that will get a lot of 2018 iPad Pro owners to upgrade. I know they won’t be the main target but still worth pointing out.

I’m very happy if this the majority of the changes in this case as it means I’ll have no desire to upgrade :D

I have the 12.9” 2018 iPad Pro and love it. I probably won’t be compelled by the next generation, but am thinking of just selling my current 1 to get max value and put it towards the new 1.
 
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eulslix

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And to make room for all these cameras that iPads don’t need because no one wants to look so goofy taking pictures with an IPAD, Apple plans to remove the headphone jack. Just watch.

what headphone jack? it's already gone since 2018. haven't missed it a single day.

EDIT: oh sorry, I guess you meant the entry model. nevermind then
 
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Infinite Vortex

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I wonder how many use the rear camera on the iPad at all. I'm on my 4th tablet now and I don't think I've taken a single photo with any of them. I would be happy to do away with the rear camera, and hence camera bump, all together for an improved front facing camera any day.
 
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ondert

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I think I’ll be glad selling my mbp and not buying the current iPad Pros and waiting for the next gen. No way I’ll buy those bending iPP.
 
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fokmik

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I think Apple can take advange of the new ipadOS and mouse/cursor support and make their Smart keyboard also with trackpad..i think the implementation of the HP portfolio is a good practice
 
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