Apple wants the iPad to behave more like a laptop than a smartphone and is planning to implement changes in iPadOS 16 to further that goal. bloombergThis is Mark Gurman.
iPadOS 16 will feature a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to switch between tasks and see which apps are open, as well as allow users to resize windows. Apple plans to introduce new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once, in what looks like a Mac-like multitasking experience.
According to Gurman, the new iPad experience will be one of the biggest updates announced at WWDC.
Apple’s iPad Pro models are just as powerful as their Macs, using the same M1 chip, but the software experience is always backward and prevents the tablet from being used like a laptop or computer desktop.
The new iPadOS 16 experience will debut on Monday, June 6 and preview the software for Apple developers. Developers will gain beta access on the same day, and Apple will refine the iPadOS 16 software over the course of several months before releasing it in the fall alongside iOS 16.