We already knew Apple’s smaller iPad Pro, rumored for a March release, would feature specs and functionality on a par with the larger model, but a new report suggests the device might actually be superior in a few key ways.
According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, recent prototypes used for internal testing reportedly come equipped with a 12-megapixel camera. Gurman says the quality of said camera might be similar to what we saw with the iPhone 6s, making the iPad Pro a powerful device for creating content on the move. For comparison, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro sports an 8-megapixel camera, which still isn’t bad, but not quite on the level of the iPhone 6s’s 12-megapixel sensor.
Now, this will likely start a debate about whether or not iPad owners should be snapping photos with their tablet in the first place. Sure, it looks silly, but if the quality is solid, the iPad Pro could wind up being great for people who want to create a quick 4K video or snap a photo of a magical moment. Who are we to judge?
The smaller iPad Pro is also expected to feature Apple Pencil support, along with specs similar, if not identical, to what we saw in the 12.9-inch model. Additionally, the device will allegedly come with improved screen technology, offering better anti-glare and brightness for viewing content outdoors.
Apple will reportedly hold an event for its iPad Pro and iPhone SE on March 21, so stay tuned.