iPad Pro 2 release date, specs rumors: Next iPad Pro adapts 12 MP iSight camera and True Tone display features

(Reuters/Beck Diefenbach)Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc., introduces the new iPad Pro during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, September 9, 2015.

Apple sure has a lot of unfinished business in the eyes of its fans and consumers. Tablet lovers are waiting for more details about the unreleased iPad Pro 2. So far, it is rumored to sport a 12-megapixel (MP) iSight camera with True Tone tech on the tablet's camera flash and display.

According to the Japanese online insider, Mac Otakara, reliable sources have shared with them pertinent information about the upcoming iPad Pro 2. It is also noted that Apple will most likely include the iSight sensor and True Tone display feature in the biggest iPad Pro 12.9-inch variant.

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iSight camera is an Apple-developed rear camera that it featured on its earlier iPhone and iPad releases. Its very own sensor promises bigger sensors with 1.5 micron pixels and f/2.2 aperture. As seen on earlier products, it includes a dual light-emitting diode (LED) flash and allows video recording quality of 720 pixels resolution.

However, it is uncertain if these will be the same specifications once iSight camera is indeed featured in the iPad Pro 12.9-inch variant.

On the other hand, True Tone display technology is another Apple-developed feature and was included in the previously released iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It allows the screen to proactively adjust its white balance and color calibration to match to the lighting of the user's environment.

As Mac Otakara reports, along with the 12.9-inch variant, Apple can be expected to ditch the iPad Mini refresh but will introduce an iPad Pro 7.9-inch variant to make up for it. The formerly known 9.7-inch tablet will be introduced as the next 10.1-inch iPad Pro.

However, earlier reports like in Mac Rumors claim that the iPad Pro 2 variants will be 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch according to noted tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPad Pro 2 is expected to not follow the steps of iPhone 7 in ditching the 3.5-millimetre headphone jack.

The iPad Pro 2 refresh will reportedly be unveiled sometime in the spring of 2017.

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