Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iPad 10 in September, along with the new iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, and other flagship products.
Based on a new rumor, MacTakara claims that the upcoming iPad 10 might feature a FaceTime HD camera on the side and a Touch ID power button.
Apple unveiled the iPad 9 in September 2021. Although the pocket-friendly tablet featured an A13 Bionic chip, 10.2-inch Retina display, and other advanced features, it had the same design language as its predecessor: thick bezels and a home button.
However, this year iPad will receive a major uphaul including a landscape FaceTime camera for the first time in an iPad model ever.
iPad 10 will receive a major design uphaul this year
According to the report, Apple will change the front camera housing from the top of the tablet to its right side for an enhanced FaceTime video calling experience.
There is also information that the FaceTime HD camera will change significantly, and one source says that the FaceTime HD camera may be installed on the right side.
With the center frame function, which is effective when using FaceTime video, it is better to use the main unit horizontally, and it seems that the location of the FaceTime HD camera may change according to the usage scene.
Furthermore, the new iPad 10 will also feature a Touch ID power button like the iPad mini 6. Launched in 2021, the Touch ID power button on iPad mini 6 is positioned on the top of the tablet to create housing for Apple Pencil.
It is not unusual for such reports to appear ahead of a device’s launch, therefore, the publisher wants the reader to take the information with a pinch of salt.
Other reports state that the upcoming iPad 10 model will receive a major upgrade with a flat edge-to-edge design language, A14 Bionic chip, larger 10.5-inch display with thinner bezels, 5G network support, no headphone jack, vertical protruding rear camera, and more.