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9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro could feature 12MP camera with 4K video capabilities

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9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro could feature 12MP camera with 4K video capabilities
There are some consumers out there who would love to own the Apple iPad Pro, but are put off by both its 12.9-inch screen size, and the $1079 price for a unit with cellular connectivity. But on March 21st, Apple just may present a solution to these problems. On that date, the company is rumored to be unveiling a 9.7-inch variant of the iPad Pro. This will offer users essentially the same specs as the iPad Pro, but with a smaller screen and a price more in line with the Apple iPad Air series.

The specs of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro are pretty much in line with those of the larger 12.9-inch model. That means it will be powered by the A9X chipset, carry 4GB of RAM, feature quad-speakers and support both the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. But there is one area where it might surpass the original iPad Pro, and that is with the rear camera. 

While the original iPad Pro comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera, the latest speculation has the 9.7-inch variant equipped with a 12MP rear camera, similar to the rear snapper on the Apple iPhone 6s. The camera will shoot 4K video, just like the rear-camera on that handset.

On the 21st of this month, not only is Apple expected to unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it also is reportedly set to unleash the new 4-inch Apple iPhone SE and a refresh version of the Apple Watch. The media event is supposed to take place at Apple's Town Hall. So far, Apple has yet to send out invitations, but with less than three weeks until the rumored event takes place, this should happen fairly soon.


source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 20:36 7

1. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


What a "Rip-off".

The Surface Pro is way much better.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:27 1

12. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


And who's gonna buy that expensive tablet? Ask anybody who already owns a windows desktop or a laptop. Why would they get another windows tablet if its a waste of money?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 23:24 2

16. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1837; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


It's no waste of money when it practically replaces the uses of those other 2 devices with no compromise...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:40 4

14. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


"way much better" lol that's some grammar error.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:11 2

22. matistight (Posts: 414; Member since: 13 May 2009)


He also quoted "Rip-off" when no one even said Rip-off haha

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:41 1

29. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I don't even think he realized he was quoting it lol. He put in parentheses for emphasis, like some idiot.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 10:25

36. Brewski (Posts: 306; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


*Quotations, not parentheses

These are "Quotations".

These are (Parentheses).

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 20:59

38. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yeah, I realized that I messed up but it was to late to edit it.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 20:55 3

2. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7779; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


who is going to record video with a tablet? is it still going to be 16GB?
Apple has no idea what to do now.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:59 4

10. Unordinary (Posts: 993; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


The people who hold their iPads and Samsung tabs in the air lol... On a serious note, it makes sense to support 4K since their iPhones do now, and hopefully a 4K screen to edit iPhone clips on?? Although many have the 5K Mac screen to do that on. Idk

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:27 2

13. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


16? Did you read the previous report from which the tablet will come in 32GB and 128GB model?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:04 4

3. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1006; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ugh, now more people are going to use their tablets to take photos/videos.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:13 1

23. matistight (Posts: 414; Member since: 13 May 2009)


There is never a shortage of those types of people in tourist areas -_-

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:26 1

26. Doakie (Posts: 1854; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Every time I see some parent filming their kids dance recital or other kid centric event with their iPad I fantasize about accidentally bumping into them and shattering that garbage. I hate that so much.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:06 2

4. jojon (Posts: 329; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


..the Surface Pro just slaughters the ipad pro, only Apple could have come this far with what is just a cellular device

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:11 2

5. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


If tablets, then ipad

haters gonna hate!!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:19 2

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7779; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Hate what? You act no one has had an iPad before. My very first was a gift. I bought 3 for myself and the wife had 4.

I have a Surface Pro 4 w/i5. I dont have to ever hate when I know I have the best option.

I dont need anyone to agree with me either to mike me feel that way, like iFans need a club to back them up.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:39 1

20. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Why do you reply to him, this is most obvious troll on PA right now...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:30 6

8. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1006; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


we don't hate the iPad, we hate stupid trolls like you

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 04:40 1

35. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


There's no point replying to a troll, because you never reply nor answer back.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:14 2

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7779; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


who is going to record video with a tablet? is it still going to be 16GB?
Apple has no idea what to do now.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 21:42 1

9. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS (Posts: 172; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)


Steve Jobs died and took all the innovation with him. He focused on only 3 main products IPOD IPHONE and IPAD. Tim really stretching every product thin which was the downfall of Apple the first time that cause them to go Bankrupt. Apple needs Sony again to get back on track.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:17

11. Phonedingo (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


People record videos/take photos all the time with their tablets. Apple is giving those consumers options to shoot higher quality video. I can't even fathom why this would get anyone mad.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:28 1

27. Doakie (Posts: 1854; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Because it's obnoxious.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 13:44

37. JunitoNH (Posts: 1583; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I realize this, but when most of you were in diapers, taking pictures with a phone was consider to be an obnoxious behavior; look how times have changed.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 02:04 1

31. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Excuse me, excuse me, SIR! Can I please smash this massive sheet BRICK into your face to get a picture!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 22:41 1

15. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


No surprise here, the camera in the latest 9.7in iPad usually has the same mp count as the latest iPhone, with a slight drop in quality and lack of flash.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:15

24. matistight (Posts: 414; Member since: 13 May 2009)


I don't think there is a drop in quality, rather a drop in resolution of the viewfinder. iPad mini pictures look horrible compared to the iPhone 4, but when put onto a computer, they look the same.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:44 1

30. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1929; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Well even on a computer the pictures between the ipad air 2, iphone 6 and ipod 6 all look different. I blame image processing.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 23:29

17. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1837; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The better the camera, the more it can replace the needs of a document scanner, and the better you'll look in video conference calls...I like Tablet cameras for those use cases.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:05 1

18. Navi_m (Posts: 766; Member since: 09 Jan 2016)


Surface phone will beat it(maybe). Surface 4 just beats it(completely)

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 00:21 1

19. Ronnnie (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


Haha I see people using their tablets all the time to snap photos. It doesn't make any sense to me, but it seems like there's users of tablets out there that would utilise a better camera on their iPad.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:02

21. SIGPRO (Posts: 1286; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Apple doesn't know anymore........hey let us equip a tablet with 4K recording....
Just a stupid idea, but ifans will buy it because it is new en awesome......so sad hahaha

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:18

25. matistight (Posts: 414; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Do you even get it? Apple made a device that records 4K on a dual core processor. Does that not blow your mind at all? Even the Samsung S4 didn't have 4K recording and it was a Quad-Core phone, set at a higher speed than Apple's 2 cores.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 01:40 1

28. SIGPRO (Posts: 1286; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


So?
Nokia Purevieuw can record 1080p with a single core processor.......this was done years ago......while no other phone could do it!
That was the power of Symbian!

Apple does not do antyhing for me.......it died years ago!
No innovation at all, just simpel small updates!
That's why my Apple products are in the basement....rotting!

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 02:06 1

32. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Implying they weren't rotten before that?

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 02:14 1

33. SIGPRO (Posts: 1286; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


They were always rotten, i gave them a chance.......big mistake!

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 02:17 1

34. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


I've gone so far as setting up a hackintosh, worked great, the system was just utter garbage.

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