OLED iPad Pro Does Not Feature A Dual Camera Setup At The Back Anymore, As Apple Ditches The Ultra-Wide Lens

The new iPad Pro upgrade comes with a handful of surprises that were not part of the rumors. However, we were also surprised to learn that the company has ditched the Ultra-Wide camera on the new models. This appears to be a downgrade from its predecessor as the mini-LED iPad Pro came with a dual camera setup at the back conjoined with a LiDAR scanner.

Apple ditches the ultra-wide camera on the iPad Pro along with mmWave 5G support

Apple’s comparison page for the new iPad Pro model against the older one shows a handful of differences. While the general design language is the same, we can see that the OLED version comes with a single camera sensor at the back on both 11-inch and 13-inch variants. Other than the camera, we have also observed that the newer models do not come with mmWave 5G support.

On the previous version of the iPad Pro, Apple gave users the option to use wide and ultra-wide-angle camera sensors. Apple appears to have ditched the 10MP ultra-wide-angle camera, as the latest models only house a 12MP Wide rear camera. While most users would not use the camera on the iPad Pro for dedicated photography, it was very handy at times.

For some users, this will be a downgrade as Apple rarely eliminates a feature. Now, the OLED iPad Pro is in line with the version of the iPad Pro that was introduced back in 2018. Other than this, the new OLED iPad Pro models are limited to sub-6GHz bands for 5G. This is also a step down for the new OLED models, as older models did support mmWave 5G. However, the connectivity standard was limited to users in the United States alone. Furthermore, the OLED iPad Pro models also come without a physical SIM card slot, making it the company’s first eSIM-only iPad.

Gradually, we will discover more differences between the newer and the older iPad Pro models, but apart from this, the OLED model is a major upgrade considering the improvements it brings to the table. For one, the new OLED iPad Pro models are powered by the company’s latest and greatest M4 chip. The new chip is specifically designed with AI in mind, as iPadOS 18 is rumored to bring some drastic changes to the mix. We will see the full potential of the new iPad Pro models as the company announces new software updates at its WWDC event in June.

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