Leak Suggests New iPad Air to Have Landscape Front Camera

Key Takeaways

  • Next iPad Air may feature landscape-oriented front camera, as per leaks.
  • iPad Air 6 likely arrives in single 10.9-inch size, contrary to previous reports.
  • iPad Pro expected with M3 chip, OLED display, revamped camera, MagSafe support.

Apple is preparing for the launch of updated iPad Air and iPad Pro models, which are anticipated to debut in late March or early April.

These tablets are projected to introduce various enhancements, from upgraded chipsets to revamped displays and the latest iPadOS 17.4 software.

Rumors indicate a landscape-oriented front camera for both the iPad Pro and iPad Air. Recently, a leak reinforced this speculation, particularly regarding the forthcoming sixth-generation iPad Air.

According to tipster ShrimpApplePro on X, the upcoming iPad Air 6 is unlikely to undergo a significant redesign, except for including a new landscape-oriented front camera.

This adjustment signifies a departure from the portrait-oriented front cameras seen in current iPad Air models, positioning the camera at the top when the tablet is in landscape mode. Moreover, the leak suggests that the iPad Air 6 will be available solely in a single size, contrary to previous reports suggesting multiple size options.

Previous speculations hinted at the arrival of a new 12.9-inch variant alongside the regular 10.9-inch iPad Air model. Meanwhile, the iPad Pro lineup was expected to maintain its standard 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. However, the latest leak hints at a 10.9-inch size for the upcoming iPad Air 6.

What We Know on iPad 2024

Significant upgrades are anticipated for the forthcoming iPad models. The next iPad Pro is rumored to be equipped with the M3 chip and may feature an OLED display, an updated rear camera module, and support for MagSafe wireless charging.

On the other hand, the sixth-generation iPad Air is likely to be powered by the M2 chipset. Alongside these enhancements, Apple is reportedly developing a new Magic Keyboard accessory with an enlarged trackpad and an updated Apple Pencil model.

While Apple has not officially announced its plans for the new iPad lineup, reports from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Chinese publication IT Home suggest that the tablets could be unveiled later this month or in early April.