Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Big design change in the iPad Air series: Horizontal front camera

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The new iPad Air, which we expect Apple to introduce this month, comes with a design innovation that will further the user experience: Horizontal front camera placement. This change represents a significant evolution in Apple’s design approach and allows users to use the device more comfortably in landscape mode.

on iPad Air More natural video calls with horizontal front camera

When launching the tenth generation iPad in 2022, Apple broke new ground by placing the front camera of the device on the horizontal edge for the first time. This ensures that the front camera is correctly aligned at the top of the screen, especially when the device is held in landscape orientation or used with the Magic Keyboard Folio. For users, this means a more natural viewing angle during video conferences and video calls.

Leaked information about the new iPad Air model shows that Apple will carry this design philosophy to the iPad Air series. According to rumors, the front camera of the iPad Air will be centered horizontally to give users a better experience in landscape mode. This design change may be welcomed especially by users who prefer iPad for education and professional work.

Hints found in iPadOS 17.4 indicate that Apple will adopt a similar design approach in the new iPad Pro models. This requires setting up Face ID in landscape mode, but once setup is complete, facial recognition works effectively in both portrait and landscape modes. This feature offers uninterrupted security and ease of access regardless of how users hold the device.

According to a leaker on Weibo known as “Instant Digital,” the location of the iPad Air’s camera will now be horizontally centered. This means that the front-facing camera will be located in the same location on the iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad 10th generation models, providing a design unity between Apple’s tablet series.

Danish Kapoor