iPad Pro: Apple wants to force you to use future tablets in landscape mode
Apple is reportedly working on some major changes to the use of its upcoming iPad Pro tablets, which may force you to use landscape mode more often.
According to leaker @dylandkt, an upcoming Apple iPad Pro could arrive with a change that many are waiting for. Indeed, the American giant would like change the location of the selfie camera and Face ID system by placing them to the side, so that they can be in the middle when you use the tablet horizontally.
In addition to making it more comfortable for you to make video calls, Apple would like to generalize the use in landscape mode by setting it as default. This will therefore be a major change, since your tablet would now display your home screen and your applications in landscape mode after being unlocked. To support this important change, Apple would also like to change the orientation of the logo on the back of the tablet.
Soon iPad Pro looking like MacBook?
By applying the default landscape mode, Apple would erase even more the differences between its high-end tablets and its MacBooks, since the orientation of the screen would be the same. Apple could therefore convince some of its customers who often hesitate between iPads and MacBooks, such as students, to go to its tablets.
In addition to this major change in tablet usage, Apple is also reportedly planning to change the design using a glass back in its next generation iPad Pro in 2022. This new material would allow the tablet to be compatible with MagSafe wireless charging, already present on its smartphones since the iPhone 12. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also expects future iPad Pro to adopt even larger screens.
Last year, although the American giant added a mini-LED screen to its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it was not entitled to a new design. The last redesign dates back to 2018, so it could be that Apple finally changes the appearance of its tablet next year. A next generation iPad should also benefit from a titanium alloy, which would replace the current aluminum.
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.
– Dylan (@dylandkt) September 23, 2021