Rumored 9.7-inch iPad Pro Expected to Have 12-Megapixel Camera

Rumored 9.7-inch iPad Pro Expected to Have 12-Megapixel Camera

As detailed in an earlier post, rumors are afloat that the 9.7-inch iPad Apple is expected to announce this month will be identical to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro introduced last fall, but with a smaller display. Now, however, a new post on 9To5Mac is reporting that models being tested internally at Apple have a 12-megapixel camera that uses a sensor comparable to that in the iPhone 6s. This compares to the 8-megapixel camera used in the larger iPad Pro. So they may not be identical after all.

Having a better camera would make sense. Given the greater portability of the smaller size, it's more likely that people would be using this smaller iPad Pro to take photos.

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It will be interesting to see what Apple announces, with rumors still centered around a date of March 22. One big question is, if the rumors are true, what will Apple name the new iPad? Apparently they won't be calling it an iPad Air 3. Will they call it iPad Pro Mini? There's some speculation that they'll simply call it the iPad Pro, which will now come in two sizes. After all, that's how they sell their Macs. Their iMac line, for example, uses the same name for the two different sizes. So they could adopt the same convention for their mobile devices.

The best part of the iPad Pro rumor is that the new 9.7-inch version will come in at the same price as the current iPad Air 2.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.