A new rumor from Apple leaker Dylan claims that future iPad Pros 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,” he tweets. “I have not confirmed whether the next generation model will have this feature but it is in the works.”
The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) is dubious. But here’s MacRumors’ take on the rumor: Apple in recent years has started to promote its higher-end iPad Pro as a near laptop replacement when equipped with a keyboard. Currently, the logo on the back of the Magic Keyboard is in landscape, so Apple may simply want to bring the iPad Pro itself to more parity with its accessories. Additionally, the startup Apple logo shown on iPadOS is also now in landscape.
If Apple moves ahead with the minor rotation of the logo on the back, it could also mean that Face ID, currently embedded on the shortest top bezel, could be moved to the longer side to further promote the iPad Pro as a device meant to be used in landscape.