The rumor: Apple is planning to make landscape mode default on a future iPad Pro, according to dylandkt (75% accurate).
- The Apple logo, camera module and even OS will be oriented for landscape usage first, rather than portrait orientation which has been standard since 2010…although Dylan notes that he is unsure whether or not this will make the cut for next year’s model
- Apple is rumored to bring a glass design to the 2022 iPad Pro, along with reverse wireless charging
Our take: With the launch of the Magic Keyboard and recent iPadOS updates, this sounds solid to me. Many folks now use their iPad Pro models in landscape almost exclusively so reorienting the design to optimize for that is a better reflection of the times.