According to the Bloomberg report, upgrades coming with iPadOS 16 will be significant and make the iPad more like a laptop and less like a phone. The leaked information was shared by people familiar with Apple’s plans. The redesigned multitasking interface would make it easier to see what apps are open and switch between tasks. Windows would be movable and resizable similar to macOS, unlike the existing solution which places two windows side-by-side with fixed positions.
AppleInsider is supported by its readers, and as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner, AppleInsider may receive revenue on qualifying purchases. These affiliate relationships have no bearing on our editorial content. According to a fresh claim, Apple will tweak iPad multitasking once more with iPadOS 16, this time allowing several resizable windows, similar to macOS. Apple is expected to introduce a series of new operating system upgrades at WWDC on Monday, but it appears that iPadOS will receive the most changes. According to a recent rumour from Mark Gurman, Apple will update the iPad’s multitasking capabilities to make it more laptop-like.
The iPad story has been somewhat confused in recent years as Apple has made big commitments in hardware that are never followed up in software. The latest iPad Pro runs the same M1 processor as a Mac, yet it doesn’t run the same software and has a multitude of built-in limitations thanks to iPadOS.
If this reported leak proves true, then Apple’s WWDC 2022 will be an exciting one for iPad fans and developers alike. Apple is also expected to announce new updates including iOS 16, macOS 13, and possible hardware like an AR headset. The WWDC keynote will be streamed live on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific via the Apple TV app, YouTube, and Apple’s website.