Dave B, on Medium:
I think that’s going to be a big story of iPadOS 14. I suspect more apps are going to be following this same path. Landscape and portrait orientation won’t merely be two aspect ratios of the same basic thing. Portrait orientation will continue to be designed for use as ‘Tablet Mode’, and landscape will now be designed as the de facto ‘Laptop Mode’.
Excellent take. Not sure if Apple will be this explicit about the orientation defining the experience, but sounds very smart.