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New iPad Air and iPad Pro could have landscape FaceTime camera

By Shawn Tan - on 11 Mar 2024, 3:22pm

New iPad Air and iPad Pro could have landscape FaceTime camera

The front-facing FaceTime camera of the Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (6th gen) is above the display in portrait orientation, which many consider to be "the wrong place".

Apple could address one long-standing issue on the iPad Air and iPad Pro: the FaceTime camera on the top of the device in portrait mode, which makes video calls awkward in landscape mode as it is off-center. 

Tipster Instant Digital believes the upcoming iPad Air and iPad Pro will sport a landscape FaceTime camera.

While this change is certainly welcome as more people are using the tablets as a mobile laptop replacement, it creates yet another problem: the second-generation Apple Pencil currently attaches to the iPad via a magnetic charger along the same side. The other news is that the Apple Pencil might also get a refresh this year, so there is a chance that Apple could fix both these quality of life and user experiential issues at one go.

The new iPad Air and iPad Pro are expected to be announced as early as this week alongside the new Apple Pencil. 

Source: Instant Digital via MacRumours

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