New iPad may pack better camera than iPad Pro

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The next iPad Air could have the same speaker setup as the iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro won't have the best camera for long.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple is rumored to unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad on March 21st, and while it may not pack as big a screen as the iPad Pro, it will be way better at taking photos and videos.

Rather than matching the iPad Pro camera, a new rumor claims Apple may give the new iPad the same sensors found in the iPhone 6s.

“Internal prototypes of the smaller model include a 12 megapixel rear camera comparable to the sensor in the iPhone 6s,” 9to5Mac reports.

Both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro have 8MP rear camera sensors. The new 9.7-inch iPad, which may also be called an iPad Pro, will pack nearly the exact same internal components as the 11-inch iPad Pro, but its portability factor combined with the better camera will make it a big draw for anyone that loves pulling a Spike Lee.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will also allegedly come with 4K video recording capabilities. Other rumored features include 4 speaker audio, A9X processor, Smart Connector with a Smart Keyboard, and the ability to doodle with Apple Pencil.

Full details on the next iPad is scheduled to go down on March 21st when the company will also unveil a new 4-inch iPhone and some new Apple Watch bands.

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  • Barry Marshall

    Hope so. Need something to catch those concerts on.