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Rumour | Leaked iPad Pro 2020 case confirms iPhone 11 camera design

The iPad Pro 2020 series is said to be launching next month. (Image source: OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog)
The iPad Pro 2020 series is said to be launching next month. (Image source: OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog)
Apple may be on the verge of unleashing a new US$399 iPhone, but it is rumoured to be putting the final touches to an iPad Pro refresh too. Now, new cases for the possibly March-bound tablets have appeared online, which confirm that Apple will switch to a triple rear-facing camera array for this year's models.

It has been a while since Apple released the third-generation iPad Pros. Despite being on the market for over a year now, the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 are some of the most powerful tablets that money can buy. It has been known for a few months now that Apple is planning to release fourth-generation models, though.

At the turn of the year, OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog released renders for the upcoming series, citing internal CAD renders as inspiration. The tablets, seemingly due to arrive next month, are said to feature an A13X Bionic SoC, along with broadly the same design as their predecessors.

OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog claimed that Apple is set to overhaul the camera hardware in its premium tablets, though. As the photo above shows, OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog seemed to think that Apple would be bringing the squircle camera housing of the iPhone 11 series to its fourth-generation iPad Pros. Now, Ben Geskin has tweeted images of what he claims is an iPad Pro 2020 case, which are in line with previous renders.

Presumably featuring two or three rear-facing sensors and an LED flash, the housing sits close to the top-left of the back panel. While some may question the need or use for three rear-facing cameras in a tablet, it would homogenise Apple's mobile offering.

Ultimately, these new images do not prove that Apple is planning to release iPad Pros with this design. The case maker could have based their design on the renders published by OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog, for example. We imagine that Apple will change more than the camera hardware and SoC for its fourth-generation iPad Pros too, despite sticking with the design of its third-generation models.

(Image source: Ben Geskin)
(Image source: Ben Geskin)
(Image source: Ben Geskin)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-24)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.