The signature feature of the upcoming iPhone 11 could also be in Apple’s professional-grade tablets. The next iPad Pro will get the triple-lens camera supposedly launching in this fall’s iOS handsets, according to an unconfirmed report from Asia.
And regular iPad models might get a dual-lens camera.
iPads move to dual- or even triple-lens cameras
All iPads going back to 2010 have included single-lens cameras, but the 10.2-inch iPadOS slate supposedly coming soon will have a dual-lens one, according to the Japanese-language Mac Treasure Tracing Club (MacOtokara), who cites a Chinese component supplier.
And future iPad Pro models will allegedly sport three camera lenses in the square arrangement that’s been seen in so many iPhone 11 leaks.
On current iPhones, the second lens is 2X telephoto. Rumors indicate that the third one could be a very wide-angle lens.
Making iPad cameras as good as iPhone’s
Even adding a second lens would be a significant improvement in the iPad’s picture-taking capabilities, allowing these tablets to take Bokeh images — what Apple calls Portrait pictures. Obviously, adding the third lens would bring the iPad Pro line into par with the next iPhone models.
It’s not clear if the company plans to introduce new Pro tablets before the end of this year. New 12.9- and 11-inch models came out last fall, and Apple has taken to upgrading this line every 18 months, not every 12.