Maria Montero

WWDC 2019: Apple Introduces iPadOS for iPad with Multitasking, New Screen …

In its annual developer conference called WWDCCupertino giant Apple announced several new software updates to its product line. Among them was the first operating system for your iPad, and as you can guess, Apple has called it the iPadOS.

Earlier iPads used to come with iOS, making them a bigger screen iPhone. With the new iPadOS, Apple has adjusted the existing iOS platform to meet the needs of iPad users. This includes multitasking features, including a split screen feature, / Swipe and multitasking enhancements, and also changes to the dock.

IPadOS multitasking.

IPadOS multitasking.

The iPad home screen, in addition to containing all the apps, now also has a widget section that was also previously found in the Notification Center. New gestures have been added to iPadOS for sliding between multiple apps, and dragging and dropping apps side by side. In addition, Apple has improved its copy and paste function in iPadOS, where you can now use three fingers to pinch to copy and a three-finger extension to paste.

IPadOS fonts.

IPadOS fonts.

Apart from that, iPadOS will also come with a new and improved Files app. It will come with a column viewer like macOS, and there is also an information panel that basically allows you to make small modifications to the files. SD cards and USB devices will be compatible with the Files app, which takes you one step closer to representing more macOS features.

Apple Pencil for iPadOS.

Apple Pencil for iPadOS.

In terms of the browsing experience on the iPadOS, Apple has introduced the desktop-class Safari browser that has a real download manager. And yes, iPadOS will have system-wide dark mode enabled iOS 13.

Not forgetting the Apple pencil, Apple has improved the latency of the pencil from 20 ms to 9 ms. Also, if you drag the stylus from the corner of an iPad, it will take a screenshot to get you started right away.

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