Claimed leak of iPad Pro Mockup appears online with three cameras in tow

What you need to know

  • The dummy iPad Pro features three cameras.
  • The leak comes from a "reliable" source.
  • Apple is rumored to be launching a new iPad Pro this year.

Rumors of a refreshed iPad Pro have been circulating for weeks and now we have what we're told is the first hardware leak of the tablet. Shared by the usually reliable Sonny Dickson, a photo shows what is said to be a dummy iPad Pro.

The photo shows the rear of the device with three cameras and an LED flash in a square configuration similar to that of the iPhone 11 Pro. There is no cover on the cameras in this dummy though, although that will surely change for the shipping hardware.

One thing that is notable about the mockup is that it lacks the glass surface covering the three camera lenses. Whether this indicates something unique about the iPad's version of the new camera hardware or is just a minor omission in a device intended to showcase the final physical form of the device remains to be seen.

Dickson says that the leak came from someone who has been "reliable about previous iPad hardware" so we have few reasons to believe this isn't legit.

Apple is roundly expected to announce new iPad and Mac hardware next month, with the refreshed iPad Pro design joined by the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.