One reason i switched to Android a while ago was that I absolutely loathe rear/bottom facing speakers on tablets and phones, as the whole point of a speaker should be to send the sound toward the user, not toward other people in the vicinity. With the iPad Air I still have, I found the speakers virtually useless since my family hears more of a movie than I do. While the iPad Pro speakers are still pointing the wrong way (Apple designers, are you drunk?), it sounds like they are somehow internally directed in a way that sends more of the sound to the user, less to bystanders. Is this true? Are the speakers useful?