2019 iPad Pro dummy model shows off three rear cameras

Word on the street is that Apple is going to launch a new, redesigned iPad Pro at some point in the near future. And we may have the first look at a real dummy unit for the device.

The mockup comes from Sonny Dickson, who received the photo from a described “reliable source”. The single image appears to show an iPad Pro with a redesigned rear camera enclosure, bumping things up from just a single camera to a triple camera design. That would put it in line with the brand new iPhone 11 Pro series, which also include a triple camera setup.

We’ve obtained a final design mockup of Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro hardware from a source that has repeatedly been reliable about previous iPad hardware, showing Apple’s new camera hardware as featured on the iPhone 11 Pro gracing their upcoming refreshed lineup of iPads.

The hardware is extremely similar to what is featured on the iPhone 11 Pro, and is expected to offer the same benefits to creative video professionals. The design is a nod to Apple’s intent to offer pro users of the iPad a device on which they can comfortably shoot and edit 4K quality video all from one device, offering the freedom to take their setups on the go without a bundle of extra hardware attached to a Mac.

While this is a dummy unit, and things aren’t finalized, the original report is unsure why the camera module on the back of the mockup is so unfinished. This would obviously be fixed by the time the iPad Pro gets its refresh at some point, supposedly later this year.

Whether or not the vast majority of iPad Pro owners want three cameras on the back of their tablet remains to be seen. Still, it’s a nice bonus — and hopefully not one that means a price increase if this design does turn out to be true.

What do you think of this mockup?