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The iPad Pro (2021) may have claimed two other victims with its new wide-angle front-facing lens – the Facebook Portal and rotating Amazon Echo Show 10 are firmly in its crosshairs.
We were already disappointed with the Facebook Portal in our review (only giving it two and a half stars), and Apple now bringing similar person tracking and allowing you to use the tech in any video calling app makes the dedicated Facebook hardware even less appealing.
Amazon’s Echo Show 10 is definitely a superior product to the Portal in many ways, but it too could suffer now the iPad Pro is bringing out similar functionality.
The way the iPad Pro 2021 is designed to follow the user is definitely borrowing elements from the USP of these two products and is a far more competent – if wildly more expensive – device.
Given how important video calling has become this year it makes sense that Apple would look to make every improvement it can to the audio and video capabilities of each of its products, and the enhancements aren’t just locked to the iPad Pro.
Apple claims the iMac (2021) will be able to decrease delay times during calls and reduce how often people talk over each other, so perhaps awkward FaceTime or Zoom calls will begin to reduce.
It’s also got an improved webcam inside, using the M1 processing to make you look even clearer in your latest work meeting when actually you’re trying to hide your pyjama bottoms.
Facebook Portal TV setup
Lewis unboxes and sets up the Portal TV from Facebook. After the set up process is complete he then gives Jim a call to try out the functionality. Shot on a Canon ...