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

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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37 Comments

1. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

What a "Rip-off". The Surface Pro is way much better.

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 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?

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

22. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

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

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

36. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

*Quotations, not parentheses These are "Quotations". These are (Parentheses).

38. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

10. Unordinary unregistered

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

13. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

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

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

23. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

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

26. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

4. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

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

5. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

If tablets, then ipad haters gonna hate!!

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

35. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

9. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

11. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

27. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Because it's obnoxious.

37. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

31. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

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

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

24. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 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.

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

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