As it stands now, iPadOS can run applications in full-screen mode or run two platforms simultaneously. Users can also add a third, pared-down version of an app for certain supported platforms, including Safari, Notes and Microsoft Word. iPadOS 16, according to Gurman’s unnamed source, will enhance the tablet’s multitasking capabilities. The alleged revamped multitasking UI will make it easier for users to see which apps are running in the background. Switching between apps and tasks will reportedly be more effortless and streamlined. “[iPadOS 16] will also let users resize app windows and offer new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once,” Gurman said.
WWDC 2022 is approaching, and Apple is expected to make major announcements concerning new software improvements. We have the scoop on iPadOS 16 thanks to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a reputed Apple analyst who claims to have unnamed sources. According to reports, the Cupertino-based tech behemoth has incorporated new capabilities that would thrill multitaskers and app jugglers. According to Gurman, the additional features will make the iPad “feel more like a laptop experience.”
Although the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro models are packed with the ultra-powerful M1 chip, the same processor that runs the 13-inch MacBook Pro, there are some aspects of the Apple tablet experience that remind you, “Yeah, this is still just a tablet.” As such, Gurman insinuates that iPadOS 16 will bring the tablet experience one step closer to laptop territory. Out of all the announcements set to be declared at WWDC, Gurman says that iPadOS will have one of the greatest upgrades.
iOS 16 will also get announced at WWDC, according to Bloomberg, and it will come with a Health app refresh, new social networking perks for Messages, and an updated lock screen with widgets. WWDC launches on June 6 at 10 a.m. PT. If you don’t have the luxury of watching the livestream, stay tuned for our live blog that will give you all the scoops.