What you need to know
- Sonny Dickson claims to have gotten his hands on dummy units of the new iPad Pro and iPad mini.
- The units show that the iPad Pro models will get the three-camera array currently found in the iPhone 12 Pro models.
- The iPad mini, however, appears unchanged on the outside.
The new iPad Pros and iPad mini, while packed full of new features on the inside, may not look remarkably different on the outside.
Apple leaker and blogger Sonny Dickson posted was is reportedly dummy units of the new 11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and iPad mini.
For the iPad Pro, it appears that both may pack the three-camera array that is currently on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This would be a notable upgrade as the current version only features a two-camera array. The iPad mini, however, appears to be practically indistinguishable from the current model.
Refreshed iPad Pros and iPad Mini dummies. Triple Camera array on the pros. Central camera up top on iPad mini; slightly thicker. Hard to tell and different in screen size. pic.twitter.com/5Luizv1T2rRefreshed iPad Pros and iPad Mini dummies. Triple Camera array on the pros. Central camera up top on iPad mini; slightly thicker. Hard to tell and different in screen size. pic.twitter.com/5Luizv1T2r— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) April 8, 2021April 8, 2021
Not too many details are known about a new iPad mini. The mini has been somewhat forgotten when compared to the rest of the iPad lineup. Apple may, as it has done in the past, upgrade the processor and call it a day.
The new iPad Pro, however, is a different story. The new models are expected to pack the three-camera array currently featured in the iPhone 12 Pro models, the new A14X processor, and could be one of the first Apple devices to feature a mini-LED display.
If you're not planning on waiting for the new iPads and want one now, check out our list of the Best iPad of 2021.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.