At the moment, Apple’s iPads are all designed where it seems that the default orientation would be portrait mode, even though it can be used either way. We can see this in the design of the cameras and the placement of the Apple logo. However, that might change in a future iPad Pro.
This is according to a tweet by leakster @dylandkt who claims that in a future design iteration of the iPad Pro, Apple will apparently reorient the camera and logo placement to a horizontal position. The tweet does not mention which future iPad Pro will be getting this redesign, so it does not necessarily mean it will be the next refresh and it could be the one after that or even later.
Future iPad Pro's 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. I have not confirmed whether the next generation model will have this feature but it is in the works.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) September 23, 2021
We’re not sure what’s the point of reorienting the logo and camera. However, it is possible that maybe Apple is trying to push for the tablet to be used more as a pseudo laptop of sorts and having the cameras and logo oriented horizontally looks better and makes more sense.
That being said, we’re not sure when the iPad Pro is expected to get a redesign. The tablet’s redesign was originally introduced a couple of years ago and kind of kicked off Apple’s current flat-edged design language. Take this with a grain of salt for now but what do you think of the possible change in design?