iPad 2020 rumors: iPad Pro trackpad keyboard rumored to be in production

It’s been over a year since Apple released the current 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, so they’re due for an update—which means the rumor mill for these products is going to start churning more frequently. We’ll keep track of the latest rumors here, until the eventual release of the new iPads.

Update 2/27/2020: Added a rumor about a keyboard with a trackpad for the upcoming iPad Pro.

Latest rumor: Trackpad keyboard for the iPad Pro

According to a February report from The Information, Apple is planning to release an iPad Pro keyboard with a built-in trackpad this year. The sources who spoke with the publication claim the keyboard will be made from the same materials we find in the current iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard Folio.

The new keyboard is reportedly in production now, and it’s possible we’ll see it at a widely expected Apple event in March.

The latest rumor doesn’t do anything to lend credence to DigiTimes’ January report that Apple is designing an iPad keyboard with backlit keys and scissor switches, but there’s a slim chance this trackpad feature will have those features as well. The Information’s report does claim, though, that some of the prototypes for the trackpad keyboard had capacitive keys, but it’s not known if those made it to the model that’s allegedly in production.

Triple-lens cameras for the iPad Pro

OnLeaks (a.k.a Steve H. McFly) has created images based on information he received of what is thought to be the next 11- and 12.9 inch iPad Pros. The images, posted by iGeeksBlog, show the tablets with a triple-lens camera, similar to the camera found on the iPhone 11 Pro.

On February 24, Ben Geskin lent further credence to this rumor by posting photos of a purported case for the new iPad Pro with the square cutout familiar from the iPhone 11.

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What a triple-lens camera on the iPad Pro models may look like,

OnLeaks says that the dimensions of the 11-inch iPad Pro could be the same as the current model. No information was provided about the dimensions of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. But since the iPads will have the triple-lens camera, it’s possible that the tablets will be a bit thicker.