Pad & Quill Launch Pre-Orders for 2020 iPad Pro Leather Keyboard Cases With Cutout for Triple-Lens Camera

Accessory company Pad & Quill today announced the "Aria Smart Keyboard Case" for the upcoming 2020 refresh of the iPad Pro. Pad & Quill's cases are available for pre-order in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, and they include a square camera cutout for a triple-lens camera.

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We've seen square cutouts in leaked iPad Pro cases over the past few days, with rumors pointing to the 2020 iPad Pro family gaining similar cameras as those seen on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

Yesterday, leaker Ben Geskin shared a few images of a case allegedly fitting the 2020 iPad Pro, with a similar square camera cutout. Now that Pad & Quill has launched pre-orders for its own official cases, it appears more likely that we can expect a similar camera setup on the upcoming iPad Pro line.

Apple is expected to update the iPad Pro sometime in 2020, perhaps in the first half of the year. The new models are rumored to have the same 11-inch and 12.9-inch dimensions as the previous generation. Not much else is currently known about the new iPad Pros, other than the rumored triple-lens camera.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo backed this up with a prediction of his own, stating that the 2020 iPad Pro will come with a triple-lens camera system with support for 3D sensing for augmented reality. This unveiling could happen during an Apple event rumored to take place in March.

The Aria Smart Keyboard Case is $99.95 for the 11-inch model and $109.95 for the 12.9-inch model. You can use the code PQ15 to take 15 percent off your order as well.

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Top Rated Comments

H3LL5P4WN Avatar
16 months ago
Setting aside the moral failure of putting a dead animal carcass on your iPad, this design is terrible. They actually think that putting an elastic strap across your camera lenses (which by it's very nature will rub back and forth) is somehow a good idea.


I was going to hold on the new iPad Pros, but honestly, all the current iPad Pros need is upgraded RAM and perhaps some structural rigidity. They are way overpowered for iPadOS as it is. An A13X or A14X is nearly useless from a processing power standpoint without greatly increasing functionality. I may pull the trigger on a 1TB refurbished iPad Pro.
I have yet to run into the 6gb ceiling on my 11". So unless someone just hands me another $2k, I'm just fine with the one I have.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
16 months ago
I was going to hold out for the new iPad Pros, but honestly, the only thing the current iPad Pros need is upgraded RAM and perhaps some structural rigidity. Not sure why Apple didn't make 6GB of RAM standard on such a powerful device they're touting as more powerful than most laptops, which they are. But they are way overpowered for iPadOS as it is. An A13X or A14X is nearly useless from a processing power standpoint without greatly increasing functionality of the OS. I may pull the trigger on a 1TB refurbished iPad Pro to get the upgraded RAM.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gnipgnop Avatar
16 months ago

I may pull the trigger on a 1TB refurbished iPad Pro to get the upgraded RAM.
From what I understand, the RAM upgrade in that model was required by the larger SSD. It's not included to bump up system performance.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
16 months ago
Wait, these things don't even have their own keyboard? This is a case, for a case? :oops:


I should have specified the upgraded RAM from the 4GB on the 64, 256, and 512 models. No reason why Apple couldn't have increased RAM to 6GB across the board.
I may have read something indicating that the larger amount of storage required the extra 2gb, but take that with a grain of salt. As for why 6gb wasn't the standard? Margins.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dave245 Avatar
16 months ago
I don’t think Apple inform these case makers that they are about to update their devices. These guys simply guess and or pay attention to the rumours, just like the rest of us.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
16 months ago

Setting aside the moral failure of putting a dead animal carcass on your iPad, this design is terrible. They actually think that putting an elastic strap across your camera lenses (which by it's very nature will rub back and forth) is somehow a good idea.



I have yet to run into the 6gb ceiling on my 11". So unless someone just hands me another $2k, I'm just fine with the one I have.
I should have specified the upgraded RAM from the 4GB on the 64, 256, and 512 models. No reason why Apple couldn't have increased RAM to 6GB across the board, and that's honestly why I will probably buy an 11" refurbished 1TB.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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