(Pocket-lint) - A caller study suggests that Apple whitethorn yet look to clasp the iPad Pro arsenic a chiefly landscape-native device.
The alteration would displacement the front-facing camera and Face ID sensor 90 degrees truthful that the components are champion optimised erstwhile attached to a keyboard folio, specified arsenic Apple’s highly-regarded Magic Keyboard case.
Future iPad Pro's volition diagnostic a horizontal camera placement and a horizontally placed Apple logo connected the back. Apple volition marque scenery mode the default for iPad Pro usage. I person not confirmed whether the adjacent procreation exemplary volition person this diagnostic but it is successful the works.— Dylan (@dylandkt) September 23, 2021
Should Apple take to spell done with the revision, the determination would beryllium a ceremonial concession that the institution nary longer envisions the professional-level iPad arsenic a handheld media device but alternatively a much accepted laptop replacement based wrong the confines of a timeless keyboard and trackpad configuration.
All grounds points to this being true, arsenic aft years of holding out, not lone did the Cupertino-natives yet adhd mouse enactment to iPadOS, but unabashedly clasp it with the aforementioned Magic Keyboard lawsuit - which tin beryllium seen connected to the iPad Pro successful astir each azygous property photograph the institution produces.
The leaker besides notes that the alteration would besides travel with a rotation of the Apple Logo connected the back, moving successful enactment with the caller camera strategy making the instrumentality look a batch much similar a MacBook alternatively than a vertically handheld iPad OS instrumentality (think iPad mini).
For what it’s worth, connected the backmost of Apple’s authoritative Magic Keyboard case, the company’s logo already sits successful a scenery position.
Writing by Alex Allegro. Originally published connected 24 September 2021.