It is widely expected that Apple will launch an iPhone with a triple camera array on the back, and a new rumor suggests that the company's next iPads could also have multiple rear camera systems. Mac Otakara reports (via AppleInsider ) that the next iPad Pro could come with a triple camera array, while the normal 10.2-inch iPad could come with a dual system camera.
Apple updated its iPad Mini and iPad Air earlier this year, and is expected to reveal some additional updates for the iPad and iPad Pro later this year, which could include the new camera systems. Mac Otakara quotes accessory diagrams from Apple vendors, which point to the iPad Pro getting a larger camera array. It is rumored that the next iPhone 11 will have a similar system. He also points out that the sixth-generation iPad could come with the same dual camera configuration that the iPhone 11 LCD model will have. The site says the models could be launched in October.
While Apple has introduced a dual camera system in several recent iPhone models, they have not taken them to their tablets: the latest iPad Pro has a single camera with a 12-megapixel sensor, the latest iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad come with 8 megapixel sensors. The multi-camera system could be part of Apple's AR ambitions. Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the triple camera array in the next iPhones would be used for augmented reality applications, and that the iPad Pro could also obtain the same system.