The second area I have an issue with is the camera on the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. In terms of specifications, it seems to match the camera in the iPhone 6s, but that also means — just like on the iPhone — it is not flush with the case. When used flat on a table, this means the new iPad will wobble — not great if you’re drawing with Apple Pencil or even playing games. And how strong is that lip around the camera? What potential is there for damage? Will users essentially be forced into buying a case, thereby adding heft to the iPad and making its ‘thinness’ largely irrelevant?
Craig Grannell makes a valid point about the camera on the 9.7″ iPad Pro. This is a device that you may often use on a table or desk; having the camera protrudes is just wrong. It seems to me to be a very serious design flaw. First, the camera lens could get scratched (though it’s sapphire, which is, apparently, quite strong). Second, it means the device won’t lie flat, and may even scratch a wooden desk or table. It’s one thing for the lens to protrude on the iPhone; you more often use that device in your hand. But on an iPad?