In Europe, a patent was filed by Apple for an iPad with a horizontal dock connector. If you want proof of its legitimacy, Ives and Jobs have both officially signed off on the document, which assumedly means they’re happy with it.
This is in conflict with what Engadget said earlier this month, that the landscape dock was an earlier design for the original iPad, that got discarded.
The patent spotted today also seems to be the same size and shape as the current iPad, which is in conflict with the majority of rumors, which suggest a smaller, slightly different shaped unit. Also, where’s the camera?