Leaker Dylandkt claims that Apple is working on a default horizontal orientation for iPad Pro models which means that the company will reposition the front camera and Apple logo at the back of the tablet in horizontal or landscape orientation.
Currently, across iPad line-up, Apple has set portrait or vertical orientation as default which positions the front camera on top of the device with speakers at the bottom. But vertical orientation creates an uncomfortable experience when on a video call, or watch a movie, typing, gaming, and other activities. For example, a video call in horizontal orientation positions the camera on the side of the tablet instead of the front which does not focus on the caller’s face.
Apple to make hardware changes to set horizontal orientation as default in the future iPad Pro models, finally
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro might be the first iPad models to ship with the new horizontal orientation. @Dylandkt writes that he is not certain when the new iPad Pro models will launch but he is certain that Apple is working on revamping the tablets’ design.
Future iPad Pro’s will feature a horizontal camera placement and a horizontally placed Apple logo on the back. Apple will make landscape mode the default for iPad Pro usage. I have not confirmed whether the next generation model will have this feature but it is in the works.
It is likely that Apple will first introduce the new design in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro because the company usually introduces new technology on the high-end model like the new mini-LED display in May this year. And the 11-inch Pro model is expected to get the advanced mini-LED display in 2022.
Other reports claim that Apple is working on introducing MagSafe wireless charging and reverse wireless charging in Pro models which will be faster than iPhone.